McDaniel College

577 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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 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 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Helpful
    26%
  • Average
    17%
  • LEGGINGS
    4%
  • Snobbish
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Genuine
    41%
  • Fun
    32%
  • Old
    18%
  • It has it's days
    9%

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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

577 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    200
  • Average
    234
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    26
The teachers really care and are super helpful! They each have office hours which are set apart as a time for students to come see them. Also, you can schedule appointments with them if their office hours don't work for you. The McDaniel Plan must be completed in addition to your major. It includes science courses, math, English, language, social studies, creative expression and textual analysis course. Some of these credits can be earned at the same time from one individual course. We have a campus in Budapest, Hungary and all credits and financial aid will transfer there.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 6 2014
The professors are wonderful! They are very helpful, especially in the social work, psychology, theater arts, and sociology departments. Our department of academic affairs have deans that are willing to speak up for their students. Our academic support office is also very helpful.
Where my school lacks is in the biology department they are going through big changes and getting a lot of new staff. The intro the bio lab professor is very helpful though! Also our registration system has gone down a few times when it's time to register for classes but the administration seems to have fixed that problem.
  • College Junior
  • July 22 2013
Around Westminster there are many restaurant franchises, for example, Denny's, Olive Garden, Ihop, McDonald's, etc. There are also local restaurants that makes the area special. Papa Joe's, a mexican restaurant, is one of my favorite with authentic mexican dishes and exceptional hospitality. The service is quick and the food delicious. Also Thai Classic has authentic Thai food and friendly employer that are always ready to help. Places like those restaurants take us away from the word load stress and make us feel as if we were on vacation for a little bit. The restaurants diversity around campus makes you want to eat at a different place every week!
  • College Junior
  • Jan 8 2013