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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

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    “I’m trying to bring into the light and salvage the earlier meanings, after what scholars, theorists, and psychoanalysts have thought about contentment in the last hundred years,” says Paul Zajac, associate professor of English, about his new book “Emotion and the Self in English Renaissance Literature: Reforming Contentment.”
  • McDaniel College hosts events to honor Black History Month

    McDaniel College hosts events in February in honor of Black History Month, including a Black History Month Lunchtime Movie Series, Black Business Expo, and Black History Month Convocation. These events are free and open to the public.
  • Sophomore named semifinalist for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at Regional Theater Festival

    Danielle Carter, a sophomore Political Science major, was named a semifinalist for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region II. The 2023 Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) was Jan. 17-21, 2023, and included students and faculty representing colleges and universities from eight states and Washington, D.C.