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About Mcdaniel College

McDaniel College is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Westminster, Maryland. Mcdaniel College was founded in 1867 and now enrolls around 3,029 students a year, including 1,818 undergrads.

Mcdaniel College offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Mcdaniel College's endowment was valued at $129.882 million in 2021. The institution spends around $1,267,313,133 for each full-time student enrolled. Mcdaniel College employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Mcdaniel College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 54%
Average GPA 3.6
Tuition $46,336

Mcdaniel College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Mcdaniel College

McDaniel College offers early decision and early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Mcdaniel College is on December 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
54% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Mcdaniel College.

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Mcdaniel College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Mcdaniel College. Around 81% of applicants get into Mcdaniel College each year. Last year, 4,207 students applied to Mcdaniel College and 3,413 were admitted.

Mcdaniel College Waitlist

Mcdaniel College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into McDaniel College?

Mcdaniel College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Mcdaniel College, applicants must submit the following items.

Mcdaniel College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Mcdaniel College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Mcdaniel College.

Does Mcdaniel College Require Test Scores?

Mcdaniel College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Mcdaniel College

Yes! Mcdaniel College provides on-campus housing for students.

Mcdaniel College students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Black Student Union and International Club.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Mcdaniel College.

Financial Aid at Mcdaniel College

Mcdaniel College meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mcdaniel College full-time are awarded $44,326 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Mcdaniel College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mcdaniel College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mcdaniel College, around 75% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 412 students who started at Mcdaniel College as first-time freshman, 215 graduate within four years.

Mcdaniel College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 62%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Mcdaniel College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 81% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,115 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Mcdaniel College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mcdaniel College a good school for you?

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Where is Mcdaniel College?

Mcdaniel College is located in the suburban setting of Westminster, Maryland, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you want to see Mcdaniel College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Westminster, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

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College Info

2 College Hill Westminster, MD 21157-4390

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mcdaniel College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mcdaniel College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mcdaniel College is Aug 15.

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Wondering what life at Mcdaniel College is like? There are approximately 3,029 students enrolled at Mcdaniel College, including 1,818 undergraduate students and 1,211 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from MD and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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