McDaniel is an above-average private college located in Westminster, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,527 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McDaniel acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, McDaniel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
McDaniel College Reviews
I am a social work major, and I love the program. The professors in it are amazing. I definitely made the right choice by coming to Mcdaniel, but it isn't for everyone. The people here are generally very nice and helpful, and have a lot of hobbies. No one does just one thing. Despite the fact that the town of Westminster isn't that great, the school community will keep you busy. If you utilize your resources here, you will be very happy with all opportunities that come your way! The food was AWFUL the first semester this year, but after many many student complaints, they are now improving the overall food quality, so that's good. You definitely feel a sense of community at Mcdaniel, which is something I was really looking for in a school and have found here. It is really easy for you to find people you chick with! There is so much to be involved with. You will find organizations that match your views and hobbies, and classes that fit what you're looking for.
I am currently attending McDaniel College in my second semester of my sophomore year. I am majoring in Social Work, minoring in Spanish, and I am a collegiate softball player. While applying to McDaniel, they gave me the opportunity to tour the campus multiple times, sit in on a few classes, and meet advisors in my desired major. Those opportunities are what convinced me to attend McDaniel College. I was able to see how nice it would be for my family to be able to take a short drive to watch all of my softball games. I also saw how nice it was to have less than 20 people in every class because it allows me to have excellent relationships with the teachers and my fellow classmates. Lastly, my current advisors in the Social Work major have helped me map out my career path and have given me incredibly good advice. I now have a very clear idea of what my future looks like thanks to my awesome professors and advisors!
I graduated from this school in May of 2000. It was okay; nothing extraordinary. There was virtually no diversity, but I imagine that has changed in the past 18 years (hopefully). The academics and professors were nothing to write home about. (I wish my guidance counselor had warned me about how useless an art history/studio art major would be later in life. Especially for someone who had absolutely no desire to teach. Pfft. I guess it all worked out fine in the end. I landed a federal government job a year after graduation and my employer did not give a rat's behind what I majored in.) As a teenager, I chose McDaniel because it had a beautiful campus (How dumb was that?!) and because I liked the small size of the student body. With regard to the latter, I wanted the memorable interactions with professors which are typically only possible with a small student-teacher ratio. McDaniel gave me that. This college also gave me a roommate with whom I am still friends today.