Daemen College
Buffalo, NY, USA

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Daemen College
3.14 Average Rating

Stefanie from Cassadaga, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The small school atmosphere at Daemen College provides a welcoming feeling, and makes the transition from high school much less intimidating. The staff and students alike are beyond helpful and always glad to offer their assistance and time. My experience at Daemen thus far has only made me ecstatic about my future there, and all the opportunities I will have to learn and grow.
Tips for prospective students
Students considering attending Daemen should get organized, and get involved. Organization is the key to success at Daemen. Students have completely packed schedules and the best way to have a low stress experience is to stay organized. Having good organization skills will not only help with scholastics, but also with time management, so that all the extracurricular activities at Daemen can be taken advantage of! College can be stressful, and making sure to maintain social activities outside of the classroom is extremely helpful!
Academic Rigor
Academics at Daemen are difficult, but there are many options to help students succeed. Professors encourage full use of their office hours to help students who are struggling. Also, there are Peer Led Teacher Led study groups which many students attend to receive extra study time, and free tutors in the learning center who are knowledgeable and kind. Many professors even offer extra credit for taking advantage of these services, they appreciate the full effort of students!
Dorm Life
Living in the dorms at Daemen was one of the best experiences I had. Dorm life led me to some of my best friends and experiences at school. While living in the dorms is great for meeting people, and learning how to live with others it was also great for academics. Those living in the dorms were respectful and understanding of those who needed to study, and who needed the extra sleep for early classes. The lounges in Canavan make a great place to have study sessions, and they were used for that almost every day. Living in the dorms at Daemen is good for making friends and keeping those grades up!
Food and Dining
Being a vegetarian I was extremely worried about what I would eat while living on campus. Luckily, that wasn't a problem. The dining hall has dietary options that are friendly for everyone. Dining options include a salad bar, wrap bar, a grill, a pizza station, the Veg-E-Table, where students can make their own creation with rice, vegetables, and seasoning, and the line which offers something new each day.
What to do for fun
The college provides a plethora of activities throughout the school year to keep students involved, but there are also many clubs and sports to take up any free time. If you can't find fun in any clubs or sports teams, the back lawn is great for hanging out with a group of friends. With a volleyball court, fire pit, picnic tables, and a grassy area, anyone can find fun in the lawn! There are also ping pong tables in the Wick Campus Center, which always provide an enjoyable time! Finding what to do in your free time at Daemen will not be a problem with all these options.
Great for these types of students
In high school I was the overly studious student, and Daemen is great for people who are also that type. I found the students at Daemen had the same mindset as me, and were willing to work just as hard to reach their goals. Being around people who felt the same as me about the importance of school helped me to feel right at home. Types of students who take school seriously will find that Daemen is right for them.
Campus Safety
Living on campus at Daemen I always felt safe, and my parents did not have to worry while I was there either. The campus is an extremely friendly area, and the Campus Safety employees are always just a phone call away. Campus Safety is always willing to walk students back to their room if they feel unsafe, or anything else they may need, All students are given the campus safety phone number at the start of they year, so they never have to feel like they are in danger.
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Sara from Decatur, IN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's a small and intimate campus that offers as much or more than a larger university. I like the fact that the faculty actually knows who you are and takes an interest in how you're doing. I feel very comfortable here.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus and take advantage of current students who offer you their email in case you have questions.
Academic Rigor
Challenging but nothing that's completely ridiculous.
Dorm Life
It's hectic and fun initially. After you settle in, you find your groove and meet some pretty amazing people to hang out with.
Food and Dining
Lots of healthy choices and junk food opportunities (on occasion).
What to do for fun
Hang out with new friends doing whatever. Checking out the cool shops close by as well as explore attractions close by.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Everyone is obsessed with the hunt.
Great for these types of students
Students who don't want to be just a number.
Campus Safety
The security staff is always around and the walkways are well lit. I also think the size of the campus in itself makes it feel safe.
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Nicole from Buffalo, NY

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Is daemen a amazing school? yes
Has daemen done everything to help you get by on the first day? yes
Can daemen be a great school even after you graduate? yes
Tips for prospective students
If you want a college that helps you for everything included disability, finance problems, or just questions you don;t understand about the college and how it works or want one that is nice and small and diverse then go to Daemen. That old saying teachers said to you back in grade school i repeat to you all. JUST ASK QUESTIONS!!! the staff there can help you understand anything you need. Daemen staff is helpful, caring, and more. If you want a college that like this go to Daemen College.
Academic Rigor
There academics have a lot of remedial classes for kids who still need help like in English, math, of even science. This school is one the best schools that can teach you anything you need without being boring they make sure you pay attention and have. Also, for kids who has that ready to go attitude for non remedial classes they have that already set for you. It's a school that has your needs and can help you with anything class including the teachers you can contact them anytime, but make sure you make an appointment first you get in faster to see them.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is wonderful you either get the Suites hotel, Collegiate Village, or Canavan as a freshman, as a upper class man you can get to move into an apartment. So the dorm life gets better as you move up.
Food and Dining
The food is AMAZING THERE!!! they have the best cooks to me they even have the Cyber Cafe downstairs. the moment you walk in you feel like it's back in the 80's. but with great food too. So i love the food there it was something new everyday. ALSO, you can write on this wall and tell them what food you like or even love, they will reply back and get it for you. they have a cereal station that's open all day and has a sandwich station,sub station, coffee, tea, and more. remember it's open from 7am-7pm
What to do for fun
They have alot to do every week . but what i love about this college it doesn't interfere with the academics usually everything is at night but they give you a discount if your a student yay!
Bang for the buck
i loved this college it has everything you need to make sure your transition from high school to college good luck and have fun there at the best college ever.
Clubs and Activities
they have MANY many many clubs to choose from whatever club you think of they can even start that for you.
Campus Safety
they campus is amazing safe. You can even walk around the college and everything you have officers everywhere. it makes you feel so safe. Also, because it's located in Amherst you feel even more safe there. i walked around all night and say when i had a day off of school and i just loved it. there are shops, food places, and gas stations, and more!!!! everything in walking distance.
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Nicole from Coventry, RI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
the greatest education i ever thought i would get. the teachers and students all work together to make sure we get the proper education. fantastic school.
Tips for prospective students
apply early and get scholarships because it is starting to get expensive. but it is 100% worth it.
What to do for fun
many clubs and activities, and there is always something fun going on.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
dc book keeps track of things to do while you're in the buffalo-amherst area, and you receive awards at graduation if you complete the dc book.
Great for these types of students
studious, hard workers, and those who love the community feel of small schools.
Clubs and Activities
many activities to offer.
Campus Safety
one of the top 5 safest schools in america in 2009, and still safe.
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Thomas from Buffalo, NY

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of the teachers I have had so far are very knowledgeable and helpful
Am enjoying being here
So far, so good
Bang for the buck
For a private college, I would say it is very affordable.
Tips for prospective students
Research the classes required for the major. I know a lot of people who are not happy about the classes they are going to have to take, but it can easily be found on the website.
Great for these types of students
great for students who want to learn and meet good people, and get a lot of personal attention
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Justine from Marathon, WI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are really knowledgeable and approachable, for the most part, and the small class sizes make it much easier for professors to answer individual questions.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is so friendly; I was worried at first about being so far away from home, but the easy acceptance I experienced right off the bat reassured me that Daemen was the right choice.
Bang for the buck
Daemen is expensive, but the education is really worthwhile. Some of my expenses are covered by the scholarship program, but I definitely recommend carefully considering your finances before making any decision about where to go to school.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved in some of the clubs on campus; the art club, anime club, and English club are all great. I'd avoid the Greek organizations, though; it's much more worthwhile to be in a club with people who share your interests.
Great for these types of students
I would really say anyone. There are students here who are shyer and are using this college to come out of their shells slowly, but there are also students who are just here to be crazy and have fun. I think the best thing about Daemen is that all these different kinds of students are still accepted and made to feel at home.
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