Daemen College has been selected by University Research and Review as a 2017 Best Value School award recipient, making it one of fewer than 100 institutions across the country selected to receive this prestigious national designation.
“We are honored to be chosen for this distinguished award and to be recognized for our exceptional educational value,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “With college costs currently at the forefront of New York State higher education, this distinction attests to the affordability, high quality, and academic excellence of private colleges like Daemen and is indicative of our rising national status.”
One of only three colleges in New York State named among this year’s honorees, Daemen joins other notable institutions such as Ohio Northern University, Mercyhurst University, Benedictine College, and Mount Aloysius College.
Selection for the Best Value School award is based on the variety and quality of programs offered, student satisfaction with the institution, accreditation, and cost. A committee made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts, and professors reviewed more than 100 nominees out of thousands of colleges and universities in the U.S. eligible for the award.
“Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education, and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value School award recipient,” said Joseph Schmoke, founder of University Research and Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school.
According to University Research and Review, Best Value School award recipients offer students a unique balance of academics, student life, and affordability. These schools “put students first, providing a quality education at a reasonable price.”
Daemen’s inclusion as a Best Value School award recipient adds to other recent national recognitions the college has received for its educational value and affordability in specific academic programs, including accounting, biology, and global and local sustainability.