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McDaniel College
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  • 4 Year
  • WESTMINSTER, MD

Report Card

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

About

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

We call our campus the Hill. It’s a place where you’re constantly climbing. The higher you climb, the clearer your view: of yourself, your passions, and all you can become.

McDaniel College is home to a community with a fierce commitment to your educational journey. Whatever you choose to study, you’ll gain the knowledge, confidence, and tenacity to conquer any challenge like a Green Terror (our one-of-a-kind mascot).

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,161 / 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
$39,386 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 48 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 54 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 53 responses

Majors

The McDaniel Commitment

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It’s our guarantee that you’ll be on a path to success from the moment you set foot on campus. Through the Commitment, you’ll have access to a team of mentors who will help you develop a completely tailored and personalized experience. From the very beginning, and at other key points throughout your journey here, the McDaniel Commitment will help keep you on track toward your goals.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,735 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Friendly
    49%
  • Average
    16%
  • Helpful
    16%
  • Can be friendly
    5%
  • LEGGINGS
    5%
  • Well-rounded
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 60 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Genuine
    42%
  • Fun
    23%
  • Old
    14%
  • It has it's days
    12%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 27 responses

McDaniel College Reviews

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