Possible Future Freshman Class Looks Promising

As another school year draws to a close, an incoming class is getting ready to join the McDaniel College community. Deposits are being sent in and the Class of 2015 is preparing to start their college careers on August 24.

Florence Hines, the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions, is the source about incoming freshman and she was able to share a lot about process.

There are many different reasons why students are attracted to McDaniel. It depends on the student.

“Some are looking only at liberal arts colleges, or have read Colleges That Change Lives and are looking at schools in the book- that is true of many out of state applicants. Others are looking by location in the mid-Atlantic, and still others have it on their lists thanks to their high school counselors,” said Hines.

While deposits are not due for another two weeks, early signs show a larger class than last year, which was one of the goals of Admissions.

However, there are many uncertainties of the process, making it hard to predict the exact numbers.

Even at these early stages, the Class of 2015 has a lot to offer the McDaniel community.

“We continue to see a strong academic profile, strong diversity in terms of geography, ethnicity and socio-economic background, and a wide range of extracurricular interests,” said Hines.

Hines believes that all the students accepted at McDaniel are able to observe and respond to the community and ideally the three classes in front of them.

The Class of 2015 has been the second largest application pool ever, but Hines only measures success once admissions can see for certain who is enrolling.