McDaniel receives high ranking from The Princeton Review in annual college guide

For the first time, McDaniel College was included in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 385 Colleges” in the 2020 edition of the annual guide.

Within the list of 385, the colleges are not ranked. They are arranged alphabetically. McDaniel was one of six colleges to make the list for the first time this year.


The list is designed to help students chose an institution for their undergraduate education. Data collected from college administrators about a college’s academic offerings is considered as well as data from student surveys.

“McDaniel’s recognition by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s most exceptional institutions of higher education in their 2020 edition of ‘The Best [385] Colleges’ reflects the deeply transformational nature of a McDaniel College education,” Roger Casey, president of McDaniel, said in a prepared release from the college. “This designation is especially meaningful because it is based on the comments and feedback of McDaniel students surveyed about their campus experience.”

In The Princeton Review profile of McDaniel, the college’s financial aid and study abroad experiences are noted.

They write that McDaniel “encourages faculty-student collaboration and the pursuit of an education through the lens of a greater global community...Regardless of where they study with McDaniel, students cite professors who ‘create a welcoming learning environment and don’t want people to fall behind.’”

Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, said in the release, “We salute McDaniel College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college.”

McDaniel also appears in the publications list of “Best Northeastern” colleges, an designation that it has achieved several times in the past.

The “Best 385 Colleges” is available at