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McDaniel College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 26 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

66% Women
34% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,895)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,755)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 45 44 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 16 15 - -
Field Hockey - 19 - -
Football 108 - - -
Golf 12 4 - -
Lacrosse 46 25 - -
Soccer 26 21 - -
Softball - 21 - -
Swimming 12 14 - -
Tennis 9 11 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -
Wrestling 35 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.7%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 0.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 77.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 16 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine from Fallston, MD
  • 1
  • Sucks if you do not like your roommate. Must bring a fan for your first years, you will die from heat! I almost did. Dorm life is also pretty unfair,…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Keedysville, MD
  • 4
  • The Freshman Girls' dorm is newly renovated and wonderful. The Boys' dorm, however, should honestly be condemned. Be prepared for one year of living in squalor, gentlemen, but persevere- dorm…

  • May-02-2012 Read More
  • Myeisha from Baltimore, MD
  • 4
  • Living in a dorm is fun, especially when students live with friends. Be sure to take care of the furniture placed in the dorms so residents won't get charged for…

  • Apr-21-2012 Read More
  • McDaniel Student
  • 4
  • The freshman girls' dorm was renovated last year and is quite nice. The freshman boys' dorm is a test in and of itself. Consider packing a hazmat suit... just kidding…

  • Aug-04-2012 Read More
  • Freshman from Frederick, MD
  • 1
  • PLEASE READ IT WILL HELP! I could barely even give this section one star. I would never want to see my worst enemy live in the freshman dorms. Not only…

  • Oct-31-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Ryan from LA Plata, MD
  • Dec-06-2014 I am a current student here

    A lot of people may try to hate on the cafeteria food, but that's because they've become a bit jaded to it. The food is great, and always has a great variety. The only thing i can say, is to not wait until the last second to go get food, because at that point, some of the food may not be as good as it could be. Also, included in the meal plan are vouchers for the restaurant on campus, called the Pub. (and no, this does not mean it has alcohol. nice try.) The food there is always cooked for you after you order, and the wait time is reasonably short, and the only exception is the lunch rush when there could be ten orders in line to be filled at a time, all of which are trying to be made at the same time. Even then, the wait is only a few minutes longer than normal.

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  • 3
  • McD Student from Silver Spring
  • May-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Buffet Style so you get tired sometimes but just any colleges and the options do not always favor everyone's appetite and preference; however, food definitely getting better every single year.

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  • 4
  • Emily
  • Dec-16-2013 I am a current student here

    It depends on the major, but if you do economics or math, the classes are challenging.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Parkville, MD
  • Nov-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Right now we have Englar Dining Hall (our cafeteria) and the pub as our main food, but there is a vocelli's on campus now so you can have pizza on demand (and they'll deliver to your dorm).

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  • 1
  • Freshman from Frederick, MD
  • Oct-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall will make you sick. Many of students have gotten food poisoning from there. If you don't like microwavable meals, you might want to change that. Also I highly suggest eating at the Pub. Although, they'll probably get your order wrong, it doesn't take much energy to lean over the counter and correct them.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Englar dining hall (Glar) is a very comfortable place to get your meals. Sometimes the food isn't all that great, but there are always plenty of options to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Natasha from Baltimore, MD
  • Aug-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I love eating from the Pub & cause I have the meal plan I eat there nearly everyday but luckily there is a gym not far so if you gain a couple of pounds you can easily go there.

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  • 2
  • Carlai from Newark, DE
  • Jul-15-2013 I am a current student here

    McDaniel dining the hall isn't the best out there. The Pub though is good. But the dining hall is okay-ish. Every Tuesday and Thursdays are themed nights and they are very interesting. But if you don't like it, the are many restaurants and cafes around the school.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ryan from LA Plata, MD
  • Dec-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Can be a big part of your life on campus, but you don't feel left out if you don't participate, as you might on other college campuses

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  • 0
  • Emily
  • Dec-16-2013 I am a current student here

    It is so much fun! Being a part of Greek life is awesome, but you don't have to be a part of Greek life in order to feel like part of campus.

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  • 0
  • Amanda from Parkville, MD
  • Nov-21-2013 I am a current student here

    They say Greek Life isn't big here, but it is present. We have certain floors for fraternities and sororities and there are more than you will know of when you start. We don't haze though, so... Cheers.

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  • 0
  • McDaniel Student
  • Aug-04-2012 I am a current student here

    It's present and active, but you can survive happily without joining. The parties are primarily (if not all) Greek-thrown, but not exclusive to Greeks. Chapters don't tend to have their own houses, and there's no Greek row. Parties and other events is where their presence is most felt.

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