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Daemen University

Amherst, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Daemen University Admissions

Daemen University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 73% of applicants get into Daemen University each year. Last year, 3,067 students applied to Daemen University and 2,230 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Daemen University, the application fee costs $25.

Students who apply to Daemen University for fall should hear back from Daemen University by October 15.

Daemen University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Daemen University's admissions stats.

Daemen University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28%
Mean SAT Score 1192
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Daemen University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Daemen University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 17
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Daemen University?

Daemen University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 17.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Daemen University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Daemen University?

Daemen University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Daemen University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Daemen University accepted 73% of all applicants, around 2,230 from the 3,067 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Daemen University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to Daemen University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Daemen University

Daemen University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Daemen University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Daemen University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Daemen University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Daemen University for more information on admission factors.

Daemen University Application Requirements

To apply to Daemen University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Daemen University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Daemen University?

Students admitted to Daemen University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Daemen University 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Daemen University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4%
3.75 and 3.99 38%
3.50 and 3.74 33%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 4%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Daemen University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Daemen University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 15% of Daemen University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Daemen University?

To be competitive with other Daemen University applicants, you should strive to score between 1125 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Daemen University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1125, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Daemen University student is 1192.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Daemen University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 563 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Daemen University students scored 648 or higher, and 75% scored a 563 or higher.

To be most competitive at Daemen University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Daemen University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Daemen University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Daemen University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Daemen University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Daemen University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Daemen University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Daemen University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Daemen University.

Does Daemen University accept transfer credits?

✅ Daemen University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Daemen University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Daemen University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Daemen University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Daemen University?

❌ No, Daemen University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Daemen University's acceptance rate?

✅ Daemen University has an acceptance rate of 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Daemen University?

✅ Daemen University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Daemen University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Daemen University? Daemen University is a somewhat selective institution. The Daemen University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


Daemen University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Daemen University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Daemen University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Daemen University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1125 - 1270


Math SAT Range

560 - 620


Reading SAT Range

563 - 648

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1125 to 1270


1125 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Daemen University students is 1192. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Daemen University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1125 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1125 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Daemen University.

Daemen University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Daemen University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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