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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
1,558
Undergraduate
Students
(50.8%) 792 Women
(49.2%) 766 Men
1,171
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 2,814 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
584 average
540-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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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
75%
Average Freshman Award
$37,412
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,569
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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
133
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
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
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
2.7% Asian
14.8% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.3% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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