Private 4 Year

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

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McDaniel College overview
Location Westminster, Maryland
Online mcdaniel.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
McDaniel College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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McDaniel College, established in 1867, is a private liberal arts institution located in Westminster, Maryland, approximately 30 miles northwest of Baltimore. The campus is characterized by a blend of gothic architecture and modern facilities, spread over 160 acres of rolling hills. McDaniel offers more than 70 undergraduate programs, with a notable emphasis on personalized education through its unique "McDaniel Plan," a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum. The college has a moderate level of application selectivity. Among its popular majors are Business Administration, Psychology, and Education. McDaniel is a residential college, where a majority of students live in campus housing options that include traditional residence halls, suites, and apartment-style accommodations. The college does not specifically emphasize athletics in the context of this summary, focusing instead on its academic offerings and campus life.

In the most recent statistical year 4,311 prospective students applied, and 3,537 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 467 enrolled in the school.  2,365 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 635 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,800 plus fees of $0.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.64

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for McDaniel College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,330
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,302
Budget for Other Expenses$2,252
Total One Year Cost$62,684

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by McDaniel College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 16%
Psychology 12%
Business 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
General Studies 8%

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