McDaniel College

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McDaniel College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Westminster, MD, a predominately suburban area. There are around three thousand students enrolled per year at McDaniel College.

Many of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1000 to 1210, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 to 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the McDaniel College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. This school has an acceptance rate of about 76 percent with 20 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll.

Overall McDaniel College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for McDaniel College was reported as 75.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,940 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into McDaniel College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into McDaniel College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for McDaniel College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.2%
  • 2010-2011: 73.7%
  • 2011-2012: 75.3%
  • 2012-2013: 64.1%
  • 2013-2014: 75.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.6%

How Does McDaniel College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for McDaniel College is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Stevenson University59.6%
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Gettysburg College41.6%
Goucher College71.7%
Hood College81.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to McDaniel College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score21 - 27
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