About Our College
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 institution has admitted men since the mid-1960s and graduated its first male student in 1968. It acquired its current name, Daemen University, in 2022.