Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Transfer Information: McDaniel College

For students and transfer ambassadors to help with the transfer research process.

Transfer Information

Photo of McDaniel College

A small, 4-year, private liberal arts college. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees.
Type of School


1,680 total undergrads
575 degree-seeking freshmen

Location: 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157

Awards and Accolades

  • Featured in Princeton Review's Best 386 colleges
  • U.S. News #1 Best Value Regional University in the North


  • Domestic Students of Color, undergraduate: 36.3%
  • Undergraduate Student Distribution: 32 states and Washington D.C.

Transfer Admission

  • Admission Requirements: High School Transcript, College Transcript(s), Essay or Personal Statement, Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution(s)
  • SAT or ACT scores optional
  • Common Application: McDaniel Application or Common Application can be used
  • Deadlines: March 1 (Fall Priority Deadline), July 15 (Fall Final Application Deadline), December 1 (Spring Application Deadline),
  • Applications Fee $0


  • Estimated Cost of Attendance: $61,042 (on campus) $55,846 (off campus) $51,246 (at home)
  • Annual Tuition and Fees:  $45,876 (Full-time), $1,434 per credit (Part-time)
  • Room and Board:  $12,246

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Academic scholarships: $5,000-$21,000. Honors Scholarship Program: $23,000-full tuition; separate competitive process with application due 1/2; interview required. Dorsey Scholars Program: full tuition, room and board; based on 1400 SAT, 3.8 GPA in rigorous curriculum, discussion-based sessions, interviews, essay.
  • Legacy Scholarships: the Alumni Legacy (for the children, step-children, or grandchildren of McDaniel college graduates); the Educator's Legacy (for children of educators); and the Military Legacy (for military personnel and their children who have served or are currently serving in one of the US Armed Forces. Each program has a $25,000 per year value for a maximum of 4 years.)
  • Federal Grants: Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • State Grants for Maryland Students
  • How to Apply for Financial Aid
  • Need-Based Grants
  • Working on Campus
  • Military and Veteran Benefits
  • Loans



  • Six year graduation rate 68%



Rankings and Data

Financial Aid Overview

Athletics and Student Organizations