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McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

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McDaniel College

Private 4 Year

About McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Westminster, Maryland, United States, located 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Baltimore. The college also has a satellite campus, McDaniel College Budapest located in Budapest, Hungary. Established in 1867, it was known as Western Maryland College until 2002 when it was renamed McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college. McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and it is one of 40 colleges profiled in the book Colleges That Change Lives (3rd ed., 2006) by Loren Pope.


Located in Westminster, Maryland.

2 College Hill, Westminster, MD, 21157, Carroll County

McDaniel College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#535 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Maryland

#10 of 88

2021 Best Private Colleges in Maryland

#5 of 56

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at McDaniel College is Education followed by Business Management, Social Sciences, Parks & Recreation and Psychology.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from McDaniel College within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni