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Philosophy at McDaniel College

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Philosophy at McDaniel College

If you plan to study philosophy, take a look at what McDaniel College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

McDaniel is located in Westminster, Maryland and has a total student population of 2,931. Of the 484 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College in 2021, 15 of them were philosophy majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.

McDaniel Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

McDaniel Philosophy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at McDaniel compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at McDaniel is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 69
Most Focused Philosophy Schools 77
Most Popular Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 152

Philosophy Student Demographics at McDaniel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at McDaniel College.

McDaniel Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 philosophy students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from McDaniel, about 27% were men and 73% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at McDaniel since its program graduates 33% more women than average.


About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in philosophy at McDaniel are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from McDaniel College with a bachelor's in philosophy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

McDaniel also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MD, the home state for McDaniel College.

Occupation Jobs in MD Average Salary in MD
Natural Sciences Managers 3,370 $148,310
Mathematical Science Professors 860 $87,300
Philosophy and Religion Professors 440 $99,870
Mathematicians 180 $115,940


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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