Tuition & Fees

$41,800

$41,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,876
Declined + 527
Total Received 2,403
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Private (nonprofit)

1,559

undergraduate students

1,344

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Exercise Science/physical Education
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5898
ACT 1756

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School Facts

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences. Its 160-acre campus is located in Westminster, Maryland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,903
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Westminster, MD

160-acre campus in Westminster (population: 18,724), 30 miles from Baltimore and 60 miles from Washington, DC; branch campus abroad in Budapest, Hungary. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Baltimore; other airport serves Washington, DC. School operates transportation to Baltimore and Washington, DC area.

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 12% of male students
 
6 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(may be waived with College Board fee waiver or students who visit campus prior to submitting application)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,876
Declined + 527
Total Received 2,403

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Florence Hines
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
P: 800 638-5005
F: 410 857-2757
admissions@mcdaniel.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,840,659
State $2,186,659
Institutional $27,154,473
Other external $509,833
Total $32,691,624

Non-need-based

Federal $553,319
State $40,859
Institutional $9,235,908
Other external $107,172
Total $9,937,258

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference (Division III), Eastern College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Green Terror
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Economics
Administration
Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies
Art
Art History
Art/Communication
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Mathematics
Business Administration
Business Administration/Economics
Business Administration/German
Chemistry
Chemistry/Exercise Science/Physical Education
Cinema
Cinema/Theatre Arts
Communications
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Counseling
Curriculum/Instruction
Deaf Education
Economics
Economics/German
Economics/Mathematics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English/Theatre Arts
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science/Physical Education
French
German
Gerontology
History
Human Resources Development
Human Service Management
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Mathematics/Physics
Media/Library Science
Music
Music/Theatre Arts
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science/International Studies
Pre-Kindergarten-12 Education
Psychology
Reading Specialist/Literacy Leadership
Religious Studies
School Librarianship
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Student Designed Major
TESOL
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

54%

1,559
students

Female
51%
795

Male
49%
764

Graduate

46%

1,344
students

Female
80%
1,077

Male
20%
267

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,525
students

Female
52%
779

Male
48%
746

undergraduatePart-time

3%

34
students

Female
48%
16

Male
52%
18

Student Break-down

14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Betsy Cotten
Admissions Office, Senior Assistant Director
410 857-2588
bcotten@mcdaniel.edu

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