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Tuition

$38,810

$38,810

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,232
Declined + 710
Total Received 2,942
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Exercise Science/Physical Education
  3. Business Administration/Economics
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School Facts

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus more than 25 highly regarded graduate and professional studies programs. McDaniel is centrally located between Baltimore, Washington, DC, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the only American university with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,256
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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Codes

SAT 5898
ACT 1756

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,692

undergraduate students

1,564

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Westminster, MD

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Westminster, MD

160-acre campus in Westminster (population: 18,606), 35 miles from Baltimore and 55 miles from Washington, DC; branch campus abroad in Budapest, Hungary. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Baltimore; other airport also serves Washington, DC. School operates transportation to Baltimore.

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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

 
5 fraternities 17% of male students
 
4 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

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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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,232
Declined + 710
Total Received 2,942

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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,648,307
State $1,611,205
Institutional $25,302,478
Other external $0
Total $29,561,990

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $235,094
Institutional $7,294,282
Other external $205,264
Total $7,734,640

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Varsity Sports

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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)
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
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Economics
Chemistry
Cinema
Communications
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Deaf Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Policy/Science
Exercise Science/Physical Education
French
German
Gerontology
History
Human Resources Development
Human Service Management
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Media/Library Science
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Education
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
TESOL
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

52%

1,692
students

Female
53%
899

Male
47%
793

Graduate

48%

1,564
students

Female
76%
1,191

Male
24%
373

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,658
students

Female
54%
881

Male
46%
777

undergraduatePart-time

3%

34
students

Female
53%
18

Male
47%
16

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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
  • 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 7
Countries most often represented Argentina
Belgium
China
France
Germany
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Betsy Beveridge
Admisssions Office, Senior Assistant Director
410 857-2588
bbeveridge@mcdaniel.edu

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