McDaniel College

McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Westminster, Maryland, United States. It was originally founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College. The main campus spreadx across an area of over 150 acres. McDaniel College also operates a satellite campus in Budapest, Hungary. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

McDaniel College boasts an active student life. Their official mascot is known as the Green Terror. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the popular organizations the Allied Health Club, Maryland State Teachers Association, and Pom Dance Team.

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Contacting McDaniel

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster , MD 21157
General Phone: (410) 848-7000

McDaniel Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching336curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, education of hearing impaired, student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts131French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science and government, sociology, history ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy59health and physical education
Therapy and Counseling49psychology
Business and Management43business management, human resources development
Media32communication studies
Science25biology, chemistry, physics
Art Studies19art studies
Family and Social Work16human services, social work
Fine Arts7art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for McDaniel in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35625
Master's degree39114
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

McDaniel Student Body

In 2007-2008, McDaniel had a total enrollment of 3,637 students (2,909 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 42%
Graduate 58%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 19%
22-24 11%
25-29 19%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

McDaniel Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 33 %

McDaniel Room and Board (2007)

McDaniel offers campus housing for 1,316 of its 2,909 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Westminster, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 16 meals per week.

McDaniel Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math510610
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

McDaniel Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,780
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,780
Room and board $ 6,150
Room charge $ 3,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,850
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
McDaniel participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210900)

McDaniel Faculty

McDaniel has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1421
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1521

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$90,25610$82,677
Associate professoracademic year17$68,25718$68,217
Assistant professoracademic year13$57,59221$55,850
Lectureracademic year15$31,65521$30,788
All faculty totalacademic year64$64,04370$55,344

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

McDaniel Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

McDaniel Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Development

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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McDaniel Highlights

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What Sets McDaniel Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%McDaniel Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%McDaniel Female % of student body
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%McDaniel % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%McDaniel Number of students

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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