Daemen’s selection for the recently released list includes 739 of the top colleges and universities in the country, including prestigious institutions such as Yale University, Middlebury College, Temple University, Drake University, and Siena College. Daemen is one of five private institutions in the Buffalo Niagara region named to the 2020 list.
“We are honored for Daemen to continue to be recognized for its superior academics, affordability, and efforts in preparing students for future success,” said Daemen President Gary Olson. “Daemen offers high-quality, rigorous programs taught by world-class faculty who are committed to providing the best educational experience and ensuring that our students develop the skills and talents that will help them thrive in their professions.”
According to Money magazine, the 2020 Best Colleges Best Colleges in America list offers “a practical analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges.” Rankings are based on 27 measures in the areas of quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. Data on selected colleges, which must have at least 500 students to be considered for the rankings, was based on information from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, and PayScale.com.
Among private New York State colleges, Daemen is listed as one of the most affordable, placing No. 6 for estimated price with average grants factored into attendance and ranked No. 8 based on estimated cost without aid.
In addition to Money magazine’s Best Colleges list, Daemen was recently ranked for the second consecutive year as one of the best national universities in the country in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. The college was also ranked in the special social mobility category, placing at No. 135 (tied) among national universities.