B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
    A-
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

McDaniel College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$22,177/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,450/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,152/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,402/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,193/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,604Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • Helpful
    25%
  • Average
    17%
  • LEGGINGS
    4%
  • Snobbish
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Genuine
    39%
  • Fun
    35%
  • Old
    17%
  • It has it's days
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
48%
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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As a freshman I was so very scared to move on campus. I was scared of classes, my roommates (I have a triple), making new friends, and being away from home. All of my fears have been resolved. To begin, my professors are all really sweet. My first year seminar professor and peer mentor are very helpful with both academics and more personal problems. The classes aren't impossible (fingers crossed) and the content is enjoyable. Next, my roommates were both nice. One of them actually moved rooms but my other roommate has become my best friend. Im so glad we met. Last, there are plenty of resources for students who get homesick, stressed, or depressed. Everyone on campus, students and staff alike, are super sweet and want to help you. Everyone is nice. The hill is my new home and I love it here.
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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.
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.