I'm an alum, and my son toured there, but did not apply.
The school is on a hill at one end of Westminster, which has turned into an extended Baltimore suburb. It's not really a college town, but is very nice/safe, etc.
The school has remained small since I was there, still mostly all hoursing on campus. Very typical small LAC. My son decided to go to York instead, because of broader majors/course offerings, but I was a fan of McDaniel to the end!
Changed its name from Western Maryland College a few years ago to sound more "private" which it has always been, and was never located in Western Maryland (it was named after the Western Maryland Railroad).
A lot of public schools around Baltimore used to feed into it heavily, but there seems to be much less of that lately. I think that the spread between private college and public college tuition has grown so much as to make it a very expensive alternative.
Any more info I can give you?? (I was an econ major when dinosaurs roamed, and the dept was conservative in a liberal school, but who knows what it's like now)