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Tuition & Fees

$10,557

$30,850

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined + 13,912
Total Received 26,205
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminology/Criminal Justice
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

University of Maryland--College Park, founded in 1856, is a public land-grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. Its 1,250-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 37,272
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 5814
ACT 1746

Public

26,658

undergraduate students

10,614

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
48%
500-599
23%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
41%
500-599
14%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
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College Park, MD

1,250-acre campus in College Park (population: 31,208), nine miles from downtown Washington, DC, plus 2,438-acre agricultural extension; branch campus in Shady Grove. Served by train; major airport and bus serve Washington, DC; other airport serves Baltimore (25 miles). School operates transportation around College Park and to Greenbelt and Landover. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742-5025

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
36 fraternities 10% of male students
 
27 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
71%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
48%
500-599
23%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
41%
500-599
14%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 20
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,293
Declined + 13,912
Total Received 26,205

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Barbara Gill
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 422-5867
F: 301 314-9693
um-admit@umd.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,308,853
State $10,963,750
Institutional $12,233,053
Other external $2,109,039
Total $46,614,695

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $4,028,514
Institutional $31,937,878
Other external $6,828,224
Total $42,794,616

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Terrapin (Testudo)
School colors
red, white, black, and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Agricultural Science/Technology
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Agriculture/Resource Economics
American Studies
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Math/Scientific Computation
Arabic Language/Literature
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Behavior/Ecology/Evolution/Systematics
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Resource Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business/Management
Cell Biology/Molecular Genetics
Central European/Russian/Eurasian Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages/Literature
Classics
Clinical Audiology
Combined Program/Dentistry
Combined Program/Law
Combined Program/Veterinary Science
Communication
Community Health
Community Health Education
Community Planning
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling/Personnel Services
Couple/Family Therapy
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Leadership
Education Policy
Education Policy Studies
Education Policy/Planning/Administration
Educational Leadership/Policy
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering/Public Policy
English Language/Literature
English Literature/Language
Entomology
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Science/Technology
Epidemiology
Ethnomusicology
Family Science
Finance
Fire Protection Engineering
Food Science
French Language/Literature
General Business
Geography
Geology
Geospatial Information Sciences
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Government/Politics
Health Administration
Health Services
Hearing/Speech Sciences
Higher Education/International Education
Historic Preservation
History
Human Development
Human-Computer Interaction
Individual Studies
Information Management
Information Studies
Information Systems
International Business
Italian Language/Literature
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Joint J.D./M.B.A.
Journalism
Journalism Studies
Journalism/Public Communication
Kinesiological Sciences
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Library Science/History
Library/Information Services
Life Sciences
Linguistics
Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain Management
Marine/Estuarine/Environmental Science
Marketing
Mass Communication
Materials Science/Engineering
Maternal/Child Health
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technologies
Measurement/Statistics/Evaluation
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Modern French Studies
Music
Music Education
Music/Liberal Arts
Music/Professional Programs
Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Science
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Neuroscience/Cognitive Sciences
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition
Nutrition/Food Science
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Management
Persian Language/Literature
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Plant Science
Plant Sciences
Policy Studies
Professional Master of Engineering
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health Science
Public Management
Public Policy
Public/Community Health
Real Estate Development
Reliability Engineering
Romance Languages
Russian Language/Literature
Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition/Application
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Studio Art
Survey Methodology
Sustainable Development/Conservation Biology
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications
Theatre
Theatre/Performance Studies
Toxicology
Urban/Regional Planning/Design
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

72%

26,658
students

Female
47%
12,435

Male
53%
14,223

Graduate

28%

10,614
students

Female
48%
5,125

Male
52%
5,489

undergraduateFull-time

91%

24,522
students

Female
48%
11,557

Male
52%
12,965

undergraduatePart-time

9%

2,136
students

Female
42%
878

Male
58%
1,258

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 96
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Susan Ellis Dougherty
Director, Office of International Services
301 314-7740
internationalservices@umd.edu

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