McDaniel again ranks No. 1 ‘Best Value’ regional university in the North by U.S. News
Westminster, MD
09/14/2020 05:32 AM

For the second consecutive year, McDaniel College tops U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Value Schools” in the North region. McDaniel also ranks among the best regional universities in the North in the “2021 Best Colleges” rankings ( released Sept. 14.

Institutions on the Regional Universities lists offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and master’s degree programs. The U.S. News rankings assess academic quality and look at a variety of factors such as retention and graduation rates, class size and admission selectivity.

McDaniel has also again been recognized on the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” list, which highlights schools that are successful in graduating high-need students, and among “A+ Schools for B Students.” “

We are particularly proud that we continue to be nationally recognized for our commitment to access and affordability,” said McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey. “We not only provide a high-quality education, but we are invested in our students with over $40 million in grants and scholarships awarded annually. All students, regardless of their financial circumstances, can obtain a McDaniel education.”

In addition to U.S. News, McDaniel was named among the top master’s universities in the nation and as a “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly. McDaniel was also chosen as one the “Best Colleges in America” by Money Magazine and included among “The Best 386 Colleges” in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide for 2021, as well as recognized as a “Best Value College” for offering the best return on investment (ROI).

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. 

Cheryl Knauer
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