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You. The Hill. And all you can become at McDaniel.

This is a place where you climb higher. Grow bolder. Make connections. A whole community dedicated to helping you explore who you're meant to be. Come here to challenge yourself, open doors to professional opportunities, and find a niche where what you love meets what you do.

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Academics Find the Right Program

At McDaniel, your major doesn’t dictate what you learn — it starts the conversation. Combine subjects, follow interests, and customize a degree on your own terms.

About Us Why Choose McDaniel?

McDaniel College is home to a community with a fierce commitment to your educational journey. Whatever you choose to study, you'll gain the knowledge, confidence and tenacity to conquer any challenge like a Green Terror.

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unique partners in our career database.

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15

is the average class size at McDaniel.

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2,889

undergraduate and graduate students attend McDaniel College.

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is all it takes to walk from the Gill Center at the top of campus to Ward Memorial Arch at the southern tip.

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Where Your Journey Begins The McDaniel Commitment

Your journey begins with the McDaniel Commitment. It's our guarantee that you'll be on a path to success from the moment you set foot on campus. Through the Commitment, you'll have access to a team of mentors who will help you develop a completely tailored and personalized experience. 

It comes together with a Plan. After you commit, you begin building your McDaniel Plan: the foundation of your education, which gives you the power to learn what you want and how you want, with countless ways to customize your experience. 

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Research Opportunities Research, publish, present, repeat. Apply Your Knowledge

In every department, you'll find options for participating in student-faculty research collaborations. Each year, students work with professors on over 300 research projects; they often have their names listed as co-authors on journal articles and present work at national and international conferences. Gaining serious research credibility as an undergraduate? That's the kind of thing that happens on the Hill.

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Constantly Climbing. Become your best self. Building Your Network.

Everything you do on the Hill has one ultimate aim; to prepare you for success. That's why most McDaniel students complete at least one internship during their time on the Hill. Through the Center for Experience and Opportunity and our internship fairs, you'll find opportunities that relate directly to your field of study or future vocation. More than part-time jobs, internships apply what you've learned in the classroom to the working world. You'll network with professionals who are employed in your field of interest, and get a preview of what your future career is really like.

Recent News

  • Machine learning research prepares Computer Science majors for competitive careers

    During Student-Faculty Summer Research with Computer Science and Mathematics professors Ting Zhang and Paul Lin, six Computer Science majors used machine learning techniques to create computer models that work in ways similar to the human mind.

  • Biology students contribute to international database

    Four senior Biology majors researched plant-pollinator interactions with Assistant Professor Holly Martinson for the eight-week Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. They shared data from their rain-or-shine field work with the international Nutrient Network project while learning the skills that all ecologists need to know.

  • From archive to online: History majors take on digital humanities

    With GPS as the most common form of everyday navigation, cartography may seem like a lost art. But two History majors spent the summer with Associate Professor of History Qin Fang using digital tools to make centuries-old Chinese maps interactive and accessible.