Daemen College

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Daemen College
Rosary Hall
Former names
Rosary Hill College
Motto A World of Opportunity
Established 1947
Endowment $19.8 Million
President Dr. Gary A. Olson
Students 3,005
Undergraduates 2,156
Postgraduates 849
Location Amherst, New York
42°57′55″N 78°47′20″W / 42.965373°N 78.788838°W / 42.965373; -78.788838Coordinates: 42°57′55″N 78°47′20″W / 42.965373°N 78.788838°W / 42.965373; -78.788838
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and White         
Nickname Wildcats
Website http://www.daemen.edu/

Daemen College is a liberal arts college[1] in Amherst, New York.[2][3] It is a non-sectarian four-year liberal arts college that also offers graduate programs in business, healthcare and education.


Rosary Hill College for women was established in 1947 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. That order's founder, Mother Magdalene Daemen, was recognized when the school was renamed Daemen College in 1976 (the same year it became nonsectarian). The college has admitted men since the mid-1960s and graduated its first male student in 1968.


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, are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing as a member of the East Coast Conference. Formerly, the Daemen College 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, bowling, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball. Names prior to Wildcats include the Rosary Hill College Angels, the Daemen College Demons, Golden Warriors and Warriors.

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The current presidential residence was one of several Western New York locations used for filming the 2017 film Marshall.


  1. ^ "Admissions". Daemen College. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  2. ^ Overview of Daemen College (Map). USGS. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ Buffalo NE Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. New York State Department of Transportation. 1989. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 

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