|Rosary Hill College|
|Motto||A World of Opportunity|
|President||Dr. Gary A. Olson|
|Location||Amherst, New York
|Colors||Blue and White|
Daemen was established in 1947 as Rosary Hill College for women by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, founded by Mother Magdalen Damen. The College graduated its first male alumnus in 1968, and changed its name in 1976 to honor the foundress of the order which founded Rosary Hill College.
There are more than thirty undergraduate programs and six graduate programs at the school.
Daemen College has a competency-based core curriculum in which students are expected to master critical thinking and creative problem solving, information literacy, communication skills, affective awareness, moral and ethical discernment, contextual competency, and civic responsibility. Also notable is Daemen's integration of service learning into the Core Curriculum.
Daemen College teams, the Wildcats (formerly the Warriors), are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing as a provisional member of the East Coast Conference. The Wildcats also compete as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The Wildcats were part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the now-defunct American Mideast Conference. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball.
- James K.Y. Kuo, professor and abstract expressionist painter.
- Mary Ann Esposito '64, creator/host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, a cooking program that is the longest-running United States television series of its kind.
- Catherine A. Carey '67, former Clerk of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1984.
- Dr. Ida M. Campagna '67, obstetrician and in-vitro fertilization pioneer. As pregnancy over age 50 became a possibility, Campagna delivered a child to Geraldine Wesolowski, at the time, the oldest woman in the United States to give birth through IVF.
- Lynn Marinelli '85, former chairwoman of the County Legislature in Erie County, New York.
- Sue Falsone '97, Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with United States men's national soccer team. First female Physical Therapist in MLB Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Geoffrey Gatza '02, editor and publisher.
- Ayke Agus, classical Violinist and Pianist, known primarily through her longtime collaboration with the violinist Jascha Heifetz.