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McDaniel College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,650, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. McDaniel College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 126. Its tuition and fees are $36,960 (2013-14).
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McDaniel College students become involved, connected and confident. The college offers first-year seminars, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies
The McDaniel Plan is a hands-on, customized and personal curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and allows students the flexibility in choosing courses and even self-designed majors. Less than an hour's drive from Washington, DC, students take advantage of all the career and cultural possibilities of the nation's capital while honing leadership skills on campus as faculty-research assistants across all majors, as volunteers directing over 100 student organizations and clubs, or as teammates on the playing fields of 24 intercollegiate sports. A nine-hole golf course doubles as both a place to practice your swing or snowboard downhill in winter.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to McDaniel College, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at McDaniel College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 55.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||64.1%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at McDaniel College is 11:1, and the school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at McDaniel College include: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||68%|
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McDaniel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,650, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. McDaniel College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
McDaniel College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. McDaniel College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at McDaniel College, 42 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at McDaniel College.
|Students who have cars on campus||42%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At McDaniel College, 73 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,284.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$36,960 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,640 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data