B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
McDaniel College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for McDaniel College

Cost

Net Price
$22,917/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,740/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,628/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,031/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,284/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,338/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,623Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Helpful
    26%
  • Average
    17%
  • LEGGINGS
    4%
  • Snobbish
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Genuine
    41%
  • Fun
    32%
  • Old
    18%
  • It has it's days
    9%

After McDaniel College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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McDaniel College Reviews

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I had a very positive experience at McDaniel College. I feel that the education I received was extensive enough to allow me to succeed in a variety of fields, even those outside of my major. The majority of professors I had were very knowledgeable, helpful, and interested in their students' individual needs. Classes were always small enough that you could get individual attention from instructors if needed. One thing I would have loved to see was a more diverse student body and more up-to-date housing for resident students.
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Though it isn't the best, attending McDaniel College has been one of the best experiences of my life so far. My time here has allowed me to make valuable connections with my peers and many of the faculty and staff members that work at the school. Securing a job at the school's Information Technology department has landed me several opportunities throughout my two academic school years and one summer of full-time work. Furthermore, I have gained valuable experience that may soon guarantee me a job right out of college by working either at the school or a private company. My choice to attend McDaniel has given me many gifts including the motivation to move forward in life and achieve personal goals.
The quality of the residence halls are overall average, and I have seen worse. However, the price for living in them is a bit too high. There is very little consistency among the residence halls, and the quality is different for each one. The campus-owned houses along the streets are habitable, but are certainly poor in quality. They cost too much for how much they are actually worth, and you pretty much pay the high price for the freedom of having a kitchen (to dodge the expensive meal plan) and having a bathroom you only have to share with at most eight people. There has actually been talk of having the houses torn down for years now, but they still rent them out. They are also sometimes infested with either insects, bed bugs or mice.