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Tuition & Fees

$40,980

$40,980

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,286
Declined + 578
Total Received 2,864
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

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

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,126
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)

1,663

undergraduate students

1,463

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
31%
18-23
47%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Westminster, MD

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Westminster, MD

160-acre campus in Westminster (population: 18,645), 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 also 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

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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
31%
18-23
47%
12-17
5%
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 yes
Early decision program application deadline January 15
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

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,286
Declined + 578
Total Received 2,864

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 $2,531,317
State $2,053,250
Institutional $27,423,772
Other external $67,425
Total $32,075,764

Non-need-based

Federal $885,507
State $241,457
Institutional $7,127,476
Other external $488,812
Total $8,743,252

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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

53%

1,663
students

Female
54%
890

Male
46%
773

Graduate

47%

1,463
students

Female
78%
1,135

Male
22%
328

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,613
students

Female
54%
861

Male
46%
752

undergraduatePart-time

4%

50
students

Female
58%
29

Male
42%
21

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
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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

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
  • 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 30
Countries most often represented Japan
Nigeria
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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