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McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredFebruary 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests OnlyConsidered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address2 College Hill
City, State, ZipWestminster, MD  21157-4390
Phone(410) 857-2230
Fax(410) 857-2729
E-mailadmissions@mcdaniel.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1, January 15
Early Decision NotificationDecember 1, February 1
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 15, December 15
Early Action NotificationDecember 15
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate79% of 2,385 applicants were admitted
   Women986 applicants were admitted
   Men890 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled431 (23%) of 1,876 admitted students enrolled
   Women189 (19%) of 986 admitted students enrolled
   Men199 (22%) of 890 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate100% of 22 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 38
Students Accepting Wait List Position 10
Students Admitted From Wait List 5
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.50
3.75 and Above37%
3.50 - 3.7418%
3.25 - 3.4915%
3.00 - 3.2414%
2.50 - 2.9914%
2.00 - 2.492%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math546 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading545 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 78%
Bottom half: 22%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.25 3.45 583 635 24
Low 2.70 2.47 490 540 20
High 4.00 4.49 760 670 30
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