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McDaniel College continues to be recognized as a top liberal arts college

McDaniel College first year students ring in their time on the Hill. With President Roger Casey.
September 13, 2012

McDaniel College continues to be recognized as a top liberal arts college and is ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News Best Colleges 2013 rankings released September 12.

McDaniel has also once again been named to the High School Counselor rankings and included among the colleges with the Most Students Studying Abroad.

McDaniel stands among the nation’s liberal arts colleges emphasizing undergraduate education and awarding at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts. McDaniel’s small class sizes, admission selectivity, and graduation rates are all key measures in determining the U.S. News rankings each year.

“We certainly recognize and appreciate the visibility that rankings can bring to an institution,” said McDaniel president Roger N. Casey. “Our campus is now populated with diverse students from the West Coast and from all over the planet who learned of McDaniel from our increasing prominence in national rankings.”

In addition to U.S. News, McDaniel was again included in Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings in the September issue of the magazine. McDaniel was one of the 254 liberal arts colleges included, and ranked sixth in the nation for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Army ROTC has been a tradition at the college since 1919, and McDaniel’s Green Terror Battalion is one of the oldest programs in the nation.

McDaniel was also again named to the Military Friendly Schools® list in the “G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools” to be released in October. McDaniel is among “the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students to ensure theirsuccess on campus.” McDaniel has been recognized not only for ROTC, but the college’s participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Furthermore, McDaniel was recognized nationally among 40 “Colleges That Change Lives” in the revised and expanded guidebook released August 28. Originally created by the late New York Times education editor Loren Pope, this newly released edition was updated by education journalist Hilary Masell Oswald. Not every college included in Pope’s original 1996 and revised 2000 and 2006 editions appears in the 2012 “Colleges That Change Lives,” but McDaniel has been featured in each version. Oswald wrote, “If you’re looking for a college free from pretense and full of genuine care, put McDaniel at the top of your list.”

 
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