About McDaniel College

Founded in 1867, McDaniel College. is a Private college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,567 full time undergraduate students, and 1,183 full time graduate students.

The McDaniel College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 133 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at McDaniel College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range980-1210
ACT Range21-28

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 29% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at McDaniel College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
24%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
48%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
24%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

McDaniel College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    61 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    42 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    64 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    65 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    65 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    65 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    65 Students rated local services 4 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    65 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of McDaniel College?

24 Students rated McDaniel College

Sydney

I absolutely love McDaniel. It is an older school, so that can have its drawbacks, but it is rich with tradition. The environment of this campus is so friendly. everyone is here to help and make friends. We can be competitive, but we are still kind and polite to our peers. Professors are almost always available and they are always want to help you succeed. Most professors love their job and are doing it not for the money, but for the students. Sports are a very big part of campus. Our football games are always a big deal and women's soccer is very competitive. Overall, I love this place and would not have chosen any where else. It is definitely my home away from home.

Haja-Zainab

I feel as it is a great school to foster my intellectual juices and create a good environment for ideas to circulate and for me to find my self. I am very excited to be going there this fall and am looking forward to living in the friendly atmosphere I experienced shortly on my visit.

Madison

McDaniel is a unique experience to each and every individual. The education that I have received is extremely personal and I have become close to my professors, which is something that I would not have received had I gone to a large state school. I feel like I am more than just a number and my life has changed for the better thanks to McDaniel. They have impacted my life in so many positive ways and for that I am truly thankful.

William

I have enjoyed last two years and looking forward to the next two and graduation as a Green Terror. I have a good school and great friends. The classes are not over crowded and each student is able to interact with the professors when they require assistance with our class assignments or homework. I also like that we are communicate using Blackboard for assignments and instructions. I'm glad to be attending McDaniel College.

McDaniel College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at McDaniel College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for McDaniel College is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would go back and tell myself that no amount of research can prepare me for the transition. For that reason, I would also tell myself to dismount off my high horse that I was sitting on; just because I'm going to school only an hour away does not mean that it would make the transition easier. Be prepared to rely solely on yourself and become your own motivator, coach and teacher. There's no one you can physically turn to and seek solace in but that that builds self strength and integrity.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    there is little to no diversity and very little interaction between different races of students

    Read all  15 answers
  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about all of the great friends i have made and the interesting courses and opportunity McDaniel has to offer me!

    Read all  12 answers
  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is used to really big schools...McDaniel is a small school so you know basically everyone

    Read all  11 answers
  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Awesome, geeky, fun, spontaneous, wonderful.

    Read all  10 answers
  7. What's unique about your campus?

    New student orientation: allowsfirst years/transfers to meet people before upperclassmen arrive. It makes students feel at home and welcome.

    Read all  10 answers
  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    McDaniel is a small quant college that has a different but still great experience for everyone.

    Read all  9 answers
  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We have a good science department, and really good art teachers. We have great study abroad programs and many different cultures on one campus.

    Read all  9 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The lack of transportation into Baltimore and other nearby cities and the lack of diversity.

    Read all  8 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It was too small and the community was isolated.

    Read all  8 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who thrives on challenge, innovation, and continually searches to expand intelect, common goals, charity, bettering the community or sense of self.

    Read all  7 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It had a small student body and a good student/teacher ratio.

    Read all  5 answers

Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

1,567

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,183

Total Grad Students

34%

Out-Of-State

64%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

132

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

45%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
68%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending McDaniel College receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$40,580

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,800

Room and Board

52,580

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,592
$30 - $48K
$16,885
$48 - $75K
$18,839
$75 - $110K
$22,457
$110K & UP
$29,265

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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