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
1,762
Undergraduates
728
Men - 41.3%
1,035
Women - 58.7%
1,234
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 4,311 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
500-615 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-645 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$69,235
Tuition and Fees
$49,717
Room and Board
$13,756
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$44,349
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,983
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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
128
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
43%
20-29
34%
30-39
4%
40-49
1%
50-99
0%
Over 100
0%
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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
25.8%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
54.5%
Unknown
2.6%
International Students
2.3% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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