Resources › For Students and Parents McDaniel College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print McDaniel College. Alan Levine / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 17, 2017 McDaniel College Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 80% in 2015, McDaniel College does not have highly competitive admissions. Applicants with good grades and test scores have a solid chance of being admitted. Application requirements include a completed application (McDaniel does accept the Common Application), SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a personal essay. Admissions Data (2016): McDaniel College Acceptance Rate: 78%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for McDaniel AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 490 / 600SAT Math: 490 / 610SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanTop Maryland colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 28ACT English: 20 / 29ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers meanTop Maryland colleges ACT comparison McDaniel College Description: Founded in 1867, McDaniel College is a private liberal arts college located in Westminster, Maryland. Baltimore is 30 miles away, and Washington D.C. is about an hour to the south. The college prides itself on the interaction between students and professors -- an effort greatly aided by the school's 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 17. The college offers 60 programs of study, plus students can design their own majors. High achieving students should check out McDaniel's Honors Program. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, McDaniel College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the McDaniel Green Terror compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields twelve men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,750 (1,567 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female97% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $40,580Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,800Other Expenses: $1,320Total Cost: $53,900 McDaniel College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 67%Average Amount of AidGrants: $28,555Loans: $8,232 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Health and Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology. Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%Transfer Out Rate: 13%4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%6-Year Graduation Rate: 68% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Men's Sports: Swimming, Soccer, Wrestling, Track, Golf, FootballWomen's Sports: Field Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like McDaniel College, You May Also Like These Schools: Juniata College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUrsinus College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphFrostburg State University: Profile Lynchburg College: Profile Allegheny College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Delaware: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphClark University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphJames Madison University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrexel University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashington College: Profile Stevenson University: Profile Towson University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph McDaniel College Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/about/mission-and-vision/ "McDaniel College is a diverse student-centered community committed to excellence in the liberal arts & sciences and professional studies. With careful mentoring and attention to the individual, McDaniel changes lives. We challenge students to develop their unique potentials with reason, imagination, and human concern. Through flexible academic programs, collaborative and experiential learning, and global engagement, McDaniel prepares students for successful lives of leadership, service, and social responsibility."