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Want the scoop on McDaniel College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors McDaniel offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is McDaniel College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

McDaniel College was awarded 14 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

McDaniel is ranked #567 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Maryland, McDaniel is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into McDaniel?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 85%, McDaniel has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to McDaniel submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for McDaniel College  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for McDaniel College  ( 520 to 610 )
McDaniel received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for McDaniel College  ( 21 to 28 )

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McDaniel College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at McDaniel it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at McDaniel College is 23%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  23 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at McDaniel College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like McDaniel College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at McDaniel for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at McDaniel

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,590 undergraduates at McDaniel with 1,543 being full-time and 47 being part-time.

McDaniel Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for McDaniel is 81.17 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.17 out of 100
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How Much Does McDaniel College Cost?

The overall average net price of McDaniel is $20,333. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for McDaniel

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,310 $14,547 $16,192 $22,681 $27,226

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of McDaniel, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At McDaniel, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,172 a year. That adds up to $32,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at McDaniel is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do McDaniel Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from McDaniel make around $49,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for McDaniel students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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Location of McDaniel College

Located in Westminster, Maryland, McDaniel College is a private not-for-profit institution. Westminster is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of McDaniel College

Contact details for McDaniel are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-848-7000

McDaniel College Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 41 majors graduated from McDaniel College. Of these students, 383 received undergraduate degrees and 285 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 37 $28,800
Sociology 35 $30,800
Business Administration & Management 34 $47,500
Health & Physical Education 31 $25,500
Communication & Media Studies 21 $37,400
General English Literature 17 $21,200

Learn more about the majors offered at McDaniel College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at McDaniel

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 530 students took at least one online class at McDaniel College. This is an increase from the 506 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 530 352
2016-2017 506 291
2015-2016 540 335
2014-2015 465 265
2013-2014 447 256

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