McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$44,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,454
Declined 307
Total Received 3,761
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Private

1,680

undergraduate students

1,208

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,888
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

160-acre campus in Westminster (population: 18,593), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Baltimore and Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD
21157

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Black Student Union
  • International Club
  • Maryland State Legislature
  • McDaniel Allies

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,454
Declined 307
Total Received 3,761

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,085

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,540
Room & board $11,772
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $970
Total $58,482
Average Financial Aid - $5,085
Total with Avg. Aid $53,397
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,888

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

1,680
students

Female
52%
871

Male
48%
809

42%

1,208
students

Female
82%
985

Male
18%
223

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,653
students

Female
52%
857

Male
48%
796

2%

27
students

Female
52%
14

Male
48%
13

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

51

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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
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