News Release: McDaniel ranks among the nation’s top 30 liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly

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August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



McDaniel is also recognized at the top of the “Best Bang for the Buck” list for the fifth consecutive year 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College is among the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Washington Monthly, and at the top of its “Best Bang for the Buck” list for the fifth consecutive year.

McDaniel is #24 among 240 liberal arts institutions evaluated by the magazine in three categories — social mobility, research and service — with McDaniel’s ROTC program ranked even higher this year at #5.

On the “Best Bang for the Buck” list, McDaniel ranks #34 — out of the public and private institutions in the Northeast region. These best value colleges are recognized for “helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

In addition to Washington Monthly, McDaniel recently ranked among Maryland’s top independent liberal arts college in MONEY Magazine’s 2017 “Best Colleges for Your Money” and, for the third year in a row, as one of the best colleges in the nation for educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

Washington Monthly, which began its rankings in 2005, rates schools based “on what they did for their country.” To view the full Washington Monthly rank listings, visit

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. 

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