McDaniel College

564 reviews
  1. Westminster, MD
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
McDaniel College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,917/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,740/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,628/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,031/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,284/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,338/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,623Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    54%
  • Helpful
    23%
  • Average
    15%
  • Snobbish
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.30 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Fun
    40%
  • Genuine
    30%
  • Old
    20%
  • It has it's days
    10%

After McDaniel College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

564 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    195
  • Average
    232
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    26
A bit slow at times when responding to things such as financial aid, often not giving concrete dates.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I would pick McDaniel again if I had a choice. The campus is beautiful, the students are kind, and the professor are wonderful.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
First, McDaniel College has a great Exercise Science program for undergraduates. Most of the professors are experts in their field. I love the advisors, peers and staff at McDaniel. A lot of people are helpful at this school. I feel safe and ready to learn at any time when I'm at McDaniel College.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago