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Mcdaniel College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Mcdaniel College, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Mcdaniel College?

McDaniel College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast! Mcdaniel College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Mcdaniel College is 54%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 81%. In 2021, Mcdaniel College admitted 22 of the 41 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into McDaniel College

Getting into Mcdaniel College is moderately difficult. Mcdaniel College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Mcdaniel College **accepted 81% of students, around 3,413 of the 4,207 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mcdaniel College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Mcdaniel College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Mcdaniel College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Mcdaniel College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Mcdaniel College must submit the following items. Double check with Mcdaniel College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mcdaniel College?

Students admitted to Mcdaniel College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Mcdaniel College 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At McDaniel College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 52%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
Mcdaniel College doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

Transferring to McDaniel College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mcdaniel College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Mcdaniel College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Mcdaniel College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mcdaniel College?

Students who are admitted to Mcdaniel College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Mcdaniel College accept transfer credits?

Mcdaniel College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mcdaniel College accepts:

DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does Mcdaniel College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Mcdaniel College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mcdaniel College?

Mcdaniel College. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Mcdaniel College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

81%

How hard is it to get into Mcdaniel College? Mcdaniel College is a somewhat selective institution. The Mcdaniel College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.

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Mcdaniel College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Mcdaniel College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.55

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mcdaniel College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,029

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,336

Out-of-State

$46,336

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Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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