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McDaniel College

Westminster, MD, USA
3.30 Average Rating

McDaniel College is a private institution situated in Westminster, Maryland. The school operates a satellite campus in Budapest, Hungary. The school provides a liberal arts curriculum and BFA students participate in the “McDaniel Plan” which incorporates critical thinking, persuasive writing, and public speaking. Top fields of study include parks, recreation and leisure studies, psychology, and communications.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
64%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
29%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1161
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,819
Total Number of Undergrads
1,590
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
32%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,333
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,260
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,260
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,430
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,807
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,121
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$28,159

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,172
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,620
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
83%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Green Terror
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Centennial Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baltimore
Washington
New York
York
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
81%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.30 Average Rating
McDaniel is overall a wonderful school. While there are a few issues, mainly concerning internet speed, residence halls, and Campus Safety officers, the professors of McDaniel truly make it a place of learning. I do not regret my decision to come here, as I've learned a great deal in my first year.
Sarah from Keedysville, MD
The campus is absolutely beautiful. The teachers are always there to help when possible. The campus atmosphere is calm, relaxed, and you can get to know everyone on campus without too much difficulty if you so choose.
Ryan from LA Plata, MD
McDaniel is a great small, liberal arts school. The small size of the school makes each student feel comfortable and welcome. The professors are able to interact with students personally when needed.
Myeisha from Baltimore, MD
McDaniel is a tight-knit family consisting of passionate experienced professors and students who truly want to learn. It has the small campus atmosphere with all the opportunities of a bigger school. I absolutely love McDaniel and it is the perfect place for me to receive my education.
Viktoria from Rowland, PA
McDaniel is a college with a beautiful campus and some vibrant students. Because of its size, the teachers all get to know their students and truly care about them. The campus is also small enough to get around quickly, from end to end.
Amanda from Parkville, MD
McDaniel College is a great place to go to school because the professors truly, genuinely care about you. Every one of them is more than happy to help with anything you need at all. McDaniel's faculty and staff is personal and approachable for anything and everything.
This is a small, private school. The campus is beautiful.
Thao Vy from Rockville, MD
Best professors ever had. Complete dedicated to the success of each and every student. College support staff easy to contact and return calls promptly.
Patricia from Baltimore, MD

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