Description

Comprehensive academics, research activities, outside projects and an abundance of student clubs are some of McDaniel College’s more appealing assets. Located in Westminster, Maryland, McDaniel also offers a tightly knit campus community in a highly picturesque setting.

McDaniel’s undergraduate majors include Art History, Business Administration, Cinema, Computer Science, Graphic Design and Social Work.

At McDaniel College, students can also find less common majors like Classical Civilizations, Deaf Studies, Exercise Science, Interactive Theatre and Sports Journalism.

Since McDaniel does pride itself on its varied opportunities and approaches, students may also engage in outside academic projects, independent study courses, study abroad, internships and cutting-edge undergraduate research with the opportunity of presenting and publishing their findings.

McDaniel also features the unique January term, which allows for intensive study of one specific subject.

Since McDaniel College’s community is a tight-knit one, students get to work closely with faculty. They can also make lifelong friends, and given that McDaniel has more than 100 student organizations to choose from, there are plenty of chances to do this. Some examples of student activities include:

*Music ensembles
*Religious organizations
*Activist groups
*A student-run radio and television station
*Several student publications
*Political organizations
*Community Service Groups
*Honors societies

With its tree-lined campus overlooking the beautiful Catoctin Mountains and with D.C. and Baltimore nearby, McDaniel’s location is another source of appeal.

Admission requirements for undergraduate students include submission of transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, an essay and recommendation letters.

McDaniel will also help students to obtain financial aid should they need it.

Quick Facts about McDaniel College

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Green Terror

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$34,780

Out-of-State Tuition

$34,780

Retention Rate

85%

Enrollment

3,627

Year Established

1867

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,750
Freshman Class
424
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
3,627

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
48%
Graduate
52%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
53%
Men
47%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
7%
Asian
2%
Caucasian
82%
Latino
2%
Other
7%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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