McDaniel College in Westminster

Westminster, MD

(Rating 4.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

McDaniel College offers 168-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 76%. The most popular test is SAT - 81% of students submitted it in comparison to 25% of students who submitted ACT. 34.1% are women, and 65.9% are men. 1% percents of international students. McDaniel College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at McDaniel College is 19802$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $41550 and $50150 per year. 70% of full-time McDaniel College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The McDaniel College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$19,802
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, McDaniel College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,740
$30,001 - $48,000$13,628
$48,001 - $75,000$19,031
$75,001 - $110,000$21,284
$110,001+$27,338

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4800

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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25%

Types of financial aids

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1626 of McDaniel College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 98 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes McDaniel College number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at McDaniel College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$46,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

12%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in McDaniel College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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70%
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McDaniel College graduation rate is above the national average.

70% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to McDaniel College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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76%

In comparison to National Average

McDaniel College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 64%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 12%.

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76%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so McDaniel College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 9%.

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76%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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18%

Total

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18%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

75%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The McDaniel College full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McDaniel College students submitting SAT scores

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81%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
960 - 1180

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 590
Math: 480 - 590
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking McDaniel College students submitting ACT scores

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25%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at McDaniel College is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

27
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In McDaniel College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at McDaniel College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2 College Hill address in Westminster, Maryland.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of McDaniel College with 0.81% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on McDaniel College - Arundel Mills

The campus located by 7009 Arundel Mills Blvd address in Hanover, Maryland.

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McDaniel College - Arundel Mills in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of McDaniel College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on McDaniel College - Arundel Mills is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

McDaniel College offers 168 programs in total: 90 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Master's degree, and 18 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. McDaniel College is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are provided in the McDaniel College: 12 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 9 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.

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McDaniel College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1823 students with 54692 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 663 with 15907 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for McDaniel College

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Overall Rating:

not a single person there named DANIEL!!! outragEOUS!

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Great community and a beautiful campus

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Awesome school where my daughter is starting college!

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Overall Rating:

I spent the last four years of my life at McDaniel College, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. The professors are wonderful people and truest care about you on a personal level and about your education. I've made some of my absolute best friends here, and I k ow these friendships will be life-long. McDaniel's motto is focused on how they change lives, and it's completely true. Of course there are down sides to everything, and with McDaniel, it's the administration and the dining hall food. However, they are working to improve the quality of food. As for the administration, some students formed the Progressive Student Union (PSU) and they are working to get the administration to be more transparent about certain topics and to get them to work with the students, rather than against them, which is how it frequently seems.

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Overall Rating:

Best for my Jr. year Physics Major...very small class size, diverse opportunity internships, great locale, best bang for buck in terms of private colleges. Named one of Forbes Most influential colleges on their students for years now. Also - an administration willing to help with financial and other difficult issues regarding education McDaniel provides. My child is out of state and received better scholarship here than home state.

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Location & Website

Address: 2 College Hill

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +4108487000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: mcdaniel.edu

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