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
1,757
Undergraduates
758
Men - 43.1%
1,000
Women - 56.9%
1,324
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 4,391 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$65,680
Tuition and Fees
$47,926
Room and Board
$13,422
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$44,057
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,001
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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
124
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
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.1%
Black/African-American
25.1%
Hispanic/Latino
9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
56.2%
Unknown
3.3%
International Students
2.1% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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