1,577
Students
Financial aid thermometer
36,984
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
85
85%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

McDaniel College is a Comprehensive institution located in Westminster, MD, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2 College Hill
Westminster, MD  21157-4390
United States
Contact Ms. Florence Hines
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Email: admissions@mcdaniel.edu
Phone: 410-857-2230
Fax: 410-857-2757

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,814
Applied
2,392
Accepted
1,577
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

1,338
Females Applied
1,276
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,476
Males Applied
1,116
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer June 1st June 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 584 540 620
SAT Math 565 520 610
ACT Composite 25 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

43,260
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Fees

11,430
Room & board
5,250
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

36,984
Avg. Financial Aid Package
39,191
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
32,067
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,306
Avg. Loan Aid
18,680
Avg. Grant Aid
32,586
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,577
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.39%
Black or African American 14.27%
White or Caucasian 64.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 2.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.94%
Other 4%

Gender

Male (49.08%)
Female (50.92%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 82%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming and Spring Fling

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Black Student Union, International Club, Maryland State Legislature and McDaniel Allies

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
patrol force containing campus police, all certified to US DOT First Responder standards

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

564
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 133
Part-time - 431
Male - 234
Female - 330