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McDaniel College – Westminster, Maryland

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets

“Outside the classroom, McDaniel is a comfy, happy campus, with an active but not monolithic Greek system.  Social activities seem to be as easily managed through residence halls and special interest groups as through the frats, and the number of clubs and organizations on campus certainly speaks to the initiative of numbers of students.  Music, for example, seems to be hopping, with a number of singer-songwriters performing, a folk-rock band (Turtle Buddy) that plays widely in the area, and an exceptional Gospel Choir that has traveled around the world…”

Find the full profile on McDaniel in America’s Best Kept College Secrets.

2 comments for “McDaniel College – Westminster, Maryland

  1. AO
    July 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    McDaniel is an An ivy league college without the ivy league snobbery, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an ROTC program both of which they are equally proud. A movie-set campus, although with all the modern amenities and both kids and staff who seem to appreciate what a gem they’ve got. Frats, football and plenty of fun in the fall, a good, solid academic program with just enough fluff to meet 21st century sensibilities. and a student population just the right size to feel like you’re part of something. All nestled in a pretty little college town, just a stone’s throw from the resources of Washington DC and Baltimore. I’m OK with it being a secret- at least until both my kids have graduated from there.

  2. Anonymous for a reason
    August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    As a student of Mcdaniel I completely disagree with the title of “Best Kept Secret”, while Mcdaniel does provide a wonderful wonderful student base, with a significant amount of carrying and talented professors. Sadly greatly overshadowed by the Incompetency of the administration. I can count more students who have had a problem in some way or another than those who have not.

    All in all, if you want the true measure of a college don’t get it from some book, or what you hear on a tour of the school, take the time to talk to a few students and ask them how they feel about the school, the positives and the negatives, Mcdaniel like most schools has a program in which an interested student can spend a night on campus and attend a few classes, I greatly urge any student to take advantage of this program and make a choice for themselves.

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