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While offering courses for career preparedness and personal development,
the College seeks to instil a love for knowledge. Through an academic
atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and debate, we encourage our
students to think broadly and creatively, and to develop an intellectual
curiosity that extends beyond the college years.
A 15:1 student-faculty ratio enables us to provide individualized
attention to each of our students, enhancing each student s ability to
acquire and synthesize knowledge in their chosen field of study. Daemen
students are taught by an outstanding faculty, 85 percent of whom hold a
Ph. D, or the terminal degree in their field. Our instructors are from
institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, the University of Notre Dame, the
University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University,
Columbia University, and Yale University School of Medicine. In
addition, several of our faculty members have been recipients of
Daemen College also believes education must go beyond personal and
career concerns. In this spirit, Daemen students are exposed to a set of
values encouraging them to contribute to the development of the common
good, one of the principles on which this College was founded. More than
50 percent of our students choose to participate in the Daemen Service
Learning Program, which provides a wide range of opportunities for
interaction with local agencies, service organizations, and charitable
causes. The Daemen College
Service Learning Program has been selected by the National Points of
Light Foundation for outstanding service and commitment. It is an award
which reflects the time, energy, and effort Daemen students put into
helping their community, learning that, as individuals, they can and do
make a difference.
Daemen is located on a beautiful 39-acre suburban campus in Amherst, New York, a community rated again this year by Money Magazine as the safest
mid-sized city in America. This location, in the Buffalo metropolitan
region, enables students of the College to have ready access to
world-class cultural attractions, first-rate theatre, professional
sports, and outstanding restaurants and shopping. Additionally, Toronto,
Canada, a booming and dynamic metropolitan region, is within easy
driving distance of the Daemen campus.
HISTORY AND IDENTITYDaemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational,
career-oriented liberal arts college in Amherst, New York . Its
attractive suburban location offers convenient access to the cultural
amenities of metropolitan Buffalo and the scenic outdoor recreation
areas of Western New York, the Niagara Frontier, and the Great Lakes. In
addition, the College is near Canada, with cosmopolitan Toronto in easy
The College was established in 1947 as Rosary Hill College by the
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, whose foundress
was Catherine Daemen, a Dutch woman dedicated to working with the poor.
Her faith and courage have inspired many to give themselves to the
service of others. The College has been accredited by the Commis-sion on
Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools since 1956. Institutional accreditation was reaffirmed in 1996.
Originally a liberal arts college for women, the College became
co-educational in 1971, extending its commitment to academic excellence
to the education of both men and women. In 1976, the College became
independent and nonsectarian, changing its name to Daemen College.
Committed to an academic atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and
debate, Daemen has achieved a creative balance between programs
providing career preparation and liberal arts background. Dedicated to
quality personalized education, the Daemen College community believes
that education must go beyond personal and career concerns. In this
spirit, Daemen students are exposed to a set of values encouraging them
to contribute to the development of the common good.
MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of Daemen College is to prepare students for life and
leadership in an increasingly complex world. Founded on the principle
that education should elevate human dignity and foster civic
responsibility and compassion, the College seeks to integrate the
intellectual qualities acquired through study of the liberal arts with
the education necessary for professional accomplishment. This
integration which recognizes equal value in liberal studies and
professional programs aims at preparing graduates who are dedicated to
the health and well-being of both their local and global communities.
With a Daemen education, students will acquire the skill to solve
problems creatively and think critically. They will be comfortable with
diversity and will recognize the importance of a global perspective.
They will be able to work with others and be invigorated by environments
that present challenges and demand innovation. Daemen students are
expected to be active participants in their own education and informed
citizens who understand that learning is a life-long journey.
At the heart of Daemen s integrated learning experience is the
relationship that can develop between the College s faculty and its
students. Daemen prides itself on maintaining a student-centered
atmosphere and a close professional and collaborative association among
all members of the College community. Assisted by a supportive faculty,
Daemen students are encouraged to pursue goals beyond their initial
expectations, to respond to academic challenges, and to develop habits
of mind that enrich their lives and their community.
Learning Outcome GoalsDaemen College graduates students who:
Are informed citizens, prepared to play productive roles in
local and global communities both as effective participants and
Are prepared to work collaboratively as well as independently in
the pursuit of knowledge and problem resolution.
Engage in higher order thinking.
Make reasoned ethical choices and consider connections between
values and behavior.
Can effectively access, evaluate, and apply relevant and valid
information using a variety of information resources.
Have writing and speaking skills necessary for effective
Are well prepared to pursue meaningful career opportunities or