stands among the nation’s liberal arts colleges emphasizing undergraduate education and awarding at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts. McDaniel’s small class sizes, admission selectivity, and graduation rates are all key measures in determining the U.S. News rankings each year, according to a McDaniel news release.
“We certainly recognize and appreciate the visibility that rankings can bring to an institution,” said McDaniel President Roger N. Casey in the release. “Our campus is now populated with diverse students from the West Coast and from all over the planet who learned of McDaniel from our increasing prominence in national rankings.”
McDaniel was also one of the 254 liberal arts colleges included in Washington Monthly's annual college rankings, ranking sixth in the nation for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Army ROTC has been a tradition at the college since 1919, and McDaniel’s Green Terror Battalion is one of the oldest programs in the nation, according to a news release.
McDaniel was also recognized nationally among 40 “Colleges That Change Lives” in the revised and expanded guidebook released Aug. 28 according to a news release. This newly released edition was updated by education journalist Hilary Masell Oswald.
Oswald wrote, “If you’re looking for a college free from pretense and full of genuine care, put McDaniel at the top of your list.”
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