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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

  • Common Ground on the Hill returns to McDaniel’s campus

    Since 1995, Common Ground on the Hill has hosted its Traditions Weeks of classes in the traditional arts, evening concerts, lectures, and art talks on campus at McDaniel College. Now, after a two-year hiatus, McDaniel is also the location for the 23rd annual Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival being held Saturday, July 16.

  • Elementary Education major recognized as Distinguished Teacher lands first job

    Not only did Elementary Education major Mackenzie McBride land a full-time teaching position as a fourth-grade teacher for this fall, she also was honored as both a Distinguished Teacher Candidate by the Maryland Association of Teacher Educators and a Teacher of Promise by the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • McDaniel College announces Spring 2022 dean's list

    McDaniel College announces its Spring 2022 dean's list, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.