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Academic Success & Support on the Hill

College is a significant investment. We take seriously our responsibility to our students to support their academic goals and promote their success. As you adapt to the rigors of college coursework and faculty expectations, you will be supported by resources and individuals across campus. Ultimately, our barometer for judging the success of our efforts is watching you walk across the stage at Commencement and enter into our alumni family.


The office of Academic Life defines and promotes a standard of academic excellence. Academic Deans provide ongoing guidance of McDaniel faculty and administration, as well as provide academic support and advising for students.

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Where We Excel

When asked to rate their McDaniel College experience, our students highlight the following academic items as particular institutional strengths:

  • The instruction in my major field is excellent.
  • Faculty care about me as an individual.
  • The content of the courses within my major is valuable.
  • Major requirements are clear and reasonable.
  • Academic support services adequately meet the needs of students.