McDaniel College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Maryland


Founded in 1867, McDaniel College is a private liberal arts college located in Westminster, Maryland. Baltimore is 30 miles away, and Washington D.C. is about an hour to the south. The college prides itself on the interaction between students and professors -- an effort greatly aided by the school's 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 17. The college offers 60 programs of study, plus students can design their own majors. High achieving students should check out McDaniel's Honors Program. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, McDaniel College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the McDaniel Green Terror compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields twelve men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Health and Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3789
Total Grad Students: 2192
Undergraduate Students: 1597
Faculty: 135

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2 College Hill
Westminster Maryland 21157


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 610
Math 490 610

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 75%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -75%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 1500

Room and Board: 7380

Tuition and Fees: 34780

Total Cost: 44860

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6357

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 62%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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