|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into McDaniel College? The school has a 78% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,876 out of 2,403 applicants were admitted making McDaniel College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. McDaniel College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McDaniel College?
McDaniel College typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1170 to 1280||Avg +||78%-86%|
|1060 to 1170||Avg -||68%-78%|
|950 to 1060||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 950||Low||<55%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McDaniel College?
Admission data indicates that McDaniel College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McDaniel College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>87%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||78%-87%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||69%-78%|
|18 to 21||Reach||59%-69%|
|Less than 18||Low||<59%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into McDaniel College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McDaniel College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as McDaniel College accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||10%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||22%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to McDaniel College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164270 IPEDS survey data for McDaniel College.