McDaniel College is a private, selective college of the liberal arts and sciences in Westminster, Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College.

The College has the following departments: Art & Art History; Biology; Center for the Study of Aging; Chemistry; Communication; Economics & Business Administration; Education; English; Environmental Policy & Science; Exercise Science & Physical Education; Foreign Languages; Graduate & Professional Studies; History; Mathematics & Computer Science; Military Science; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Pre-Professional Studies; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Work; Sociology; Theatre Arts.

McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Social Work Department is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Chemistry Department offers a Chemistry curriculum that is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Education Department at McDaniel College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

Notable alumni include: Thomas Roberts (former Anchor for CNN Headline News), Wendy Ruderman (Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist of the The Philadelphia Daily News), William F. Goodling (U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1975-2001), Joshua Weldon Miles (U.S. Congressman from Maryland, 1895-1897), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Placed among Tier 1 (at 139th) National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2012.

- McDaniel is one of only 276 U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

- It is one of 40 colleges nationwide to receive recognition in former New York Times education writer Loren Pope's book, “Colleges That Change Lives”.

* Next: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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