Daemen College is a private college in Amherst, New York.Daemen was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of St. Francis. Daemen serves roughly 3000 students and has over 36 degree majors in business, healthcare and education for undergraduate and graduate students.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 non-sectarian). The college has admitted men since the mid-1960s and graduated its first male student in 1968.
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.