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MCDANIEL COLLEGE, WESTMINSTER, COLORADO

Westminster, ColoradoLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1867Established Year
  3000Enrollment

McDaniel College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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McDaniel College, the college was founded in 1867 as the first co-ed college of the region. It is at Westminster, MD, 35 miles from Baltimore. The official motto of the institute is "I Call You Out of Darkness Into Light”. The college offers Education Abroad opportunities in more than 50 different countries. It offers more than 1200 programs and courses annually.

  • Total number of undergraduate students is 1,681 ( 51% female 49% male).
  • Total Number of graduate students are 1,208 enrolled
  • 85% of the total number of students lives on-campus.
  • The Average Class Size of the college is15 and Student to Faculty Ratio is 12:1.
  • The total number of full-time faculty is 143 and 96% of them hold the highest degree in respective fields.
  • 50% of students of McDaniel college Pursue Internships or Research work.

Ranking

  • McDaniel College ranked 1st in Best Value Schools, 22nd in Regional Universities North and 17th in Best Undergraduate Teaching by the US News 2020 ranking.
  • It is ranked 399th out of 1,592 in Best Value Colleges in America and 351st of 1,692 in Most Liberal Colleges in America by Niche ranking 2020.
  • It is ranked 401-500th in the US ranking 2020 by The World University Ranking.
  • It is one of the Best 385 colleges 2020 in the nation according to Princeton Reviews.
  • It is also ranked 179th by Money ranking 2019.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
UG Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Annual EndowmentUSD 110 million
Student Retention Rate79%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity82%
Annual Cost of AttendanceUSD 56,790
Admission Helpdesk410-857-2755

Campus

  • The main campus of McDaniel College is spread in 160 acres with the suburban settings.
  • The college provides here a world-class education and the classes there are smaller the average class size is 15 only.
  • The campus has two chapels, the main one among them is Little Baker Chapel McDaniel alums have been wed there.
  • The institute’s library consists of books, journals, and research guides. The library also has the Group Technology Study Rooms and a study floor is known as Social floor.
  • The institute has Lewis Hall of Science and Decker Auditorium, Gill Gymnasium and Merritt Fitness center, Art Studio., and WMC Alumni Hall (Theatre).
  • The college has more than 20 athletic teams and NCAA Division III sports teams.
  • The McDaniel college also has a campus in Budapest, Hungary, in operation active since 1994 where all the classes are taught in English.

Residence

  • 95% of first-year students and 85% of total students live on campus.
  • The campus has three residential halls which are Daniel MacLea Hall, Rouzer Hall, and Whiteford Hall.
  • The Daniel MacLea Hall has a suite-style residence hall with nearly 120 beds. These suites feature a shared bathroom, common room, facilities, and bedrooms for nearly 7 to 9 students.
  • Rouzer Hall is a traditional style residence hall of nearly 190 residents in four residential floors, there are community bathrooms on each floor, Each floor has a lounge area for seating and a flat television screen.
  • Whiteford Hall is also a traditional style residence hall of six residential floors with a capacity of 210 students; it has community bathrooms on every floor.
  • Each Bedroom in these halls comes with an XL twin bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk, and chair unit per student.
  • The institute also provides facilities like microwave, refrigerator, freezer in each residence hall room.

Programs

  • McDaniel College offers undergraduate, graduate, graduate certificates, and specialization in different fields.
  • It offers 33 major and 49 minor programs in fields like accounting, arts, biology, business administration, computer science, etc.
  • It offers a master’s degree in 19 different fields like data analyst, human resources, liberal arts, etc.
  • It also offers 10 specialization degree programs and 9 graduate certification programs.
  • The McDaniel College provides many special academic opportunities to students like undergraduate research, Entrepreneurship,
  • It also offers study abroad programs and internships in the companies like National Security Agency, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and The Legal Aid Society in New YorkApplication Process:
  • It also offers 5 pre-professional programs including, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, and Pre-Health Professions.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the College can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • The students need to fill either a Common Application (a college admission application form that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities) or BSU application.
  • The application fee: The institute does not take any application fees.

Student Class profile (Class of 2019):

  • Total applicants:4951; total admitted: 3580; total enrolled: 629.
  • Standardized test scores: The average SAT score is 1090.
  • High school/college GPA of entering students: 3.52 out of a scale of 4.0 for UG

Requirements for UG Admission

  • Documents Required: Essay, official or school-certified academic transcript(s), Affidavit of Financial Support, official bank statement, Proof of English Proficiency, Passport, Visa, Non-Immigrant Form, I-20,
  • Optional or Recommended Documents: Letter of Recommendation, SAT/ACT scores.
  • The institute accepts the scores of TOEFL / IELTS, as proof of English proficiency.
  • Here is the table showing minimum scores needed for these exams to get admission at McDaniel College:
Exam Minimum Score
TOEFL paper-based test213 
TOEFL internet-based test80 
IELTS 6.5

Requirements for PG Admission

  • Documents Required: undergraduate college transcripts, Course-by-course transcript evaluation, Proof of English Proficiency Affidavit of Financial Support, Certified bank/financial statement, Passport, Visa, I-20.
  • The Reference letters(mostly 3), Essay and minimum GPA requirements are also there for some of the master’s courses.
  • Here is the table showing minimum scores for the English language proficiency test:
Exam Minimum Score
TOEFL computer-based test213 
TOEFL paper-based test550 
TOEFL internet-based test79-80
IELTS 6.0

Undergraduate Application Deadline for 2020

Application RoundAdmission and Financial Aid Deadline
Early Decision INovember 1
Early Action IFebruary 15
Early Action IIDecember 15
Early Decision IIJanuary 15
Regular Decision Final DeadlineJuly 15

Cost of Attendance

The following table shows the cost of attendance for an undergraduate international applicant living on-campus:

Budget Item2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
Tuition45,876.
Room 5,626
Board6,620
Books and Supplies1200 
Loan Origination Fee70
Other1,900
TravelVaries
Personal Expenses & Miscellaneous Fees 900 
Total47,730

Graduate tuition fees vary with the programs but it is mostly 510 USD per credit for most of the courses.

Financial Aid for International Students

  • McDaniel College provides financial aid in the form of need-based grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.
  • 70% of admitted students receive merit scholarships.
  • The following table shows the details some of the main scholarships of the university:
ScholarshipsEligibility Amount(USD)
Merit ScholarshipStudents who have an excellent academic record5,000 to 28,000 per year
Dorsey ScholarsOutstanding Academic Workfull tuition, room, and board for four years 
Presidential ScholarshipsOutstanding Academic Work2000 to full tuition fees
  • Federal Work-Study Jobs are also part of financial aid through which a student can earn up to 2000 USD per year.
  • The student can also opt for the loan programs which are Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Loans.

Alumni

  • The Office of Alumni Relations organizes many Alumni events
  • Like a homecoming, Golden Reunion Weekend and other regional events.
  • The Alumni Engagement has successfully built a healthy alumni network by connecting more than 26,000 alumni.
  • The alumni can get official transcripts any time online through Transcript Request Form. The application fees of this form are 12 USD.
  • A few notable alumni are:
    • Alan Rabinowitz (1974): CEO of Panthera, Author of many books on conservation of wildlife
    • Nick Campofreda: Professional NFL player
    • Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. (1990): Judge and former U.S. Congressman
    • C. Dianne Martin (1965): Computer Scientist
    • Wendy Ruderman (1991): Philadelphia Daily News journalist (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Placements

  • The average alumnus of McDaniel College can earn up to 35,600 USD per year after two years of graduation.
  • 94% of students can get a job after two years of graduation.
  • The Center for Experience and Opportunity assists students and alumni in finding internships, full-time jobs, and on-campus employment.
  • The college uses Handshake, a platform that helps employers easily search, recruit, and hire the best college talents across the nation.
  • The college also offers summer intern fellowships so that students can get internships according to their interests and skills.
  • Some of the top recruiters of McDaniel College are Carefirst, IMRE, NASA, Leidos, WBAL TV, Orioles.
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McDaniel College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3554
FAFSA Code002109
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$43,260 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score114510601230 64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580540620-
Mathematics565520610-
ACT252128 29%

McDaniel College Acceptance Rate

85.0%

Acceptance Rate

2814

Total Applicants

3554

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

33.3%

Male

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Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program85.0%
Total Applicants1937
Total Enrolled1646
Graduate
Graduate Programs85.0%
Total Applicants2245
Total Enrolled1908

McDaniel College Enrollment

Enrollment
McDaniel College Enrollment3554
Undergraduate Enrollment1646
Graduate Enrollment1908
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate68.4%

Attendance Cost

$43,260

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$43,260 / Year
Post Graduate Program$15,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,110 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,720 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,600 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,170 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,970 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,170 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
683213965436-
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.7/10

    10/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

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    Srinivasan inani, INDIA Business administration - economics dual
    McDaniel College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MCDANIEL COLLEGE - BEST FOR BBA

    This college is the best for my degree. It offers a double degree desired. They offer hands-on placement within the first few years. The location is also a bonus, especially when it comes to having to take public transport. I explored the university online and applied for admission through the official portal.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The Economics and Business Administration Department offers programs that provide a broad background for students who are preparing for careers in business or international business, accounting, graduate study in Economics, Business or Law, or for general civil service. While studying the course I am receiving individual attention.

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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    Carroll County Regional Airport2.49 Km
    Skytech Inc2.59 Km
    Carroll County General Hospital Heliport2.95 Km

    Super Market

    ALDI1.19 Km
    Walmart1.7 Km
    Shoppers3.08 Km

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