McDaniel College

One of the oldest private colleges in Maryland and the first coeducational college south of the Mason-Dixon Line, McDaniel College offers its 1,700 undergraduates from 35 states and 18 countries more than 60 programs of study. Situated on a hill overlooking Westminster, Md. less than an hour's drive from Washington, D.C. the College is a close-knit community of students, professors, and staff focused on learning for life. Here, students learn to think creatively and critically, challenged by McDaniel professors who are mentors dedicated to classroom, laboratory, and studio teaching and who involve students in their research. The College's curriculum features courses that offer global, multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives and classes that are specific to each year of study, including first-year seminar, sophomore interdisciplinary studies and a junior writing experience. January term provides opportunities to engage in concentrated coursework beyond conventional study, and students conclude the academic program with a capstone experience that synthesizes learning from earlier studies within a chosen major. A branch campus in Budapest, Hungary, gives the College a unique global perspective. McDaniel College is nationally recognized as one of the eight colleges in the Northeast that changes lives, according to former New York Times education editor Loren Pope in his book Colleges That Change Lives.

2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157

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Type of Institution: Independent 4-year

Fall 2008 Total Enrollment: 1,739
Male: 783    Female: 956
Full-time: 1,683    Part-time: 56

2009-2010 Tuition and Mandatory Fees for Maryland Residents:
Full-time Tuition per year: $32,000
Part-time Tuition cost per credit hour: $1,000

Campus Housing:
Room: $3,500
Board: $3,100

Degrees or Awards: Bachelor's, Master's

Calendar: Two semesters and January term available for undergraduates. Two semesters and summer sessions available for graduate students.

Entry Requirements: Recommended high school program should include 4 years English, 3 years social studies, 3 years of one foreign language, 3 years laboratory science, and 3 years mathematics. SAT or ACT required. Transfer students must submit high school and college transcripts.

Application Deadlines: Entrance decisions are made several times each year. Deadlines for Early Action are October 15, November 15 and December 1. Deadlines for regular decision are January 15 and February 15. All applications are due by February 15. February 15 is deadline for scholarships.

Title IV Code: 002109