McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland University), founded in 1867, is a private, liberal arts college offering students a range of intellectual and practical experiences. Students learn to debate, defend, and articulate their ideas with clarity and to explore issues with a multicultural, global, and flexible perspective. Through academic, athletic, and social opportunities, students are encouraged to explore their potential and test their leadership skills. McDaniel's 160-acre campus is located in Westminster, 35 miles northwest of Baltimore.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,818
Undergraduates
820
Men - 45.1%
999
Women - 54.9%
1,211
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 4,207 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$62,308
Tuition and Fees
$46,336
Room and Board
$12,302
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$44,326
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,115
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
130
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
48%
20-29
29%
30-39
2%
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Westminster Population
18,712
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
1.9%
Black/African-American
24.6%
Hispanic/Latino
8.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
56.8%
Unknown
4.4%
International Students
2.7% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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