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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.

Website: www.mcdaniel.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,680
Undergraduate
Students
(51.8%) 871 Women
(48.2%) 809 Men
1,208
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,232
Tuition and Fees
$44,540
Room and Board
$11,772
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$41,491
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$16,622
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Academics

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
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Westminster Population
18,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
21.8% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.6% White
6.8% Unknown
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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