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McDaniel College
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  • 4 Year
  • WESTMINSTER, MD

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As McDaniel College prepares for the Fall 2020 semester and the re-opening of campus, a Return to the Hill (RTTH) webpage has been created to keep our campus community informed. This page will be regularly updated as information and details become available about the Fall semester, including key decisions. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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McDaniel is a private college located in Westminster, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,652 undergraduate students. The McDaniel acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Business, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Psychology. Graduating 69% of students, McDaniel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.

About

2 COLLEGE HILL
WESTMINSTER, MD 21157
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference

McDaniel College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

McDaniel Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$19,304 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,642 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 37 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 40 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,652 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Helpful
    24%
  • Average
    14%
  • LEGGINGS
    7%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Snobbish
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 46 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Genuine
    38%
  • Fun
    28%
  • It has it's days
    17%
  • Old
    14%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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