McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland University), founded in 1867, is a private, liberal arts college offering students a range of intellectual and practical experiences. Students learn to debate, defend, and articulate their ideas with clarity and to explore issues with a multicultural, global, and flexible perspective. Through academic, athletic, and social opportunities, students are encouraged to explore their potential and test their leadership skills. McDaniel's 160-acre campus is located in Westminster, 35 miles northwest of Baltimore.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,680
Undergraduates
810
Men - 48.2%
871
Women - 51.8%
1,208
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 3,761 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$61,792
Tuition and Fees
$45,876
Room and Board
$12,246
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$41,491
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$16,622
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
130
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
48%
20-29
29%
30-39
2%
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Baltimore and Washington, DC Population
18,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
2.4%
Black/African-American
21.8%
Hispanic/Latino
6.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
58.6%
Unknown
6.8%
International Students
2.5%
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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