University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD

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 1,315-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD

Tuition & Fees

$10,779

$36,891

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
53%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
34%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
30-36
65%
24-29
26%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
43%
24-29
48%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
60%
24-29
34%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,560
Declined + 18,427
Total Received 32,987
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Public

30,511

undergraduate students

10,232

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Computer Science
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 5814
ACT 1746

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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 1,315-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 40,743
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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College Park, MD

1,315-acre campus in College Park (population: 32,303), nine miles from downtown Washington, DC, plus 2,438-acre agricultural extension; extensive programs at the University System campus at Shady Grove in Rockville. Served by train; major airport and bus serve Washington, DC; other airport serves Baltimore (25 miles). School operates transportation around College Park, Greenbelt, and Silver Spring, and other locations. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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 15% of male students
 
28 sororities 19% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
69%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
53%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
34%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
30-36
65%
24-29
26%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
43%
24-29
48%
18-23
7%
12-17
2%
30-36
60%
24-29
34%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,560
Declined + 18,427
Total Received 32,987

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

Shannon R. Gundy
Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 422-5867
F: 301 314-9693
applymaryland@umd.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,448.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,779
Room $6,565
Board $4,880
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $23,474
Average Financial Aid - $12,448
Total with Avg. Aid $11,026
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 313-2404
F: 301 405-9265
umfinaid@umd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Dawit Lemma
Director of Financial Aid
umfinaid@osfa.umd.edu

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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
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, ballroom dancing, barbell, baseball, basketball, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, climbing, crew, cricket, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, flag football, golf, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, racquetball, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, Wushu

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, ballroom dancing, barbell, basketball, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, climbing, crew, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, racquetball, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, Wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, corn hole, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, goalball, handball, Kan Jam, kickball, lacrosse, pickleball, racquetball, soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Damon Evans (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Sue Sherburne (women's)
Swa/senior Associate Athletic Director-Academics And Student Development
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference
Mascot
Terrapin (Testudo)
School colors
red, white, black, and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Agricultural Science/Technology
Agricultural/Resource Economics
American Studies
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Math/Scientific Computation
Arabic Language/Literature
Architecture
Art Education/K-12
Art History
Astronomy
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Behavior/Ecology/Evolution/Systematics
Behavioral/Community Health
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Resources Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biophysics
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business/Management
Cell Biology/Molecular Genetics
Central European/Russian/Eurasian Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemical/Life Sciences
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages/Literature
Classics
Clinical Audiology
Combined Program/Dentistry
Combined Program/Law
Combined Program/Veterinary Science
Communication
Community Health
Community Planning
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology/School Psychology/Counselor Education
Counseling Psychology/School Psychology/Education Policy/Leadership
Couple/Family Therapy
Creative Writing
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Early Childhood/EC Special Education
Economics
Education Policy/Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Embedded Systems/The Internet of Things
Engineering
Engineering/Public Policy
English Language/Literature
English Literature/Language
Entomology
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Science/Technology
Epidemiology
Ethnomusicology
Family Science
Film Studies
Finance
Fire Protection Engineering
French Language/Literature
Geographical Sciences
Geography
Geology
Geospatial Information Services
Geospatial Intelligence
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Government/Politics
Health Administration
Health Services
Hearing/Speech Sciences
Higher Education/Student Affairs/International Education Policy
Historic Preservation
History
Human Development
Human Development Education
Human-Computer Interaction
Individual Studies
Information Management
Information Science
Information Studies
Information Systems
International Business
Italian Language/Literature
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Joint J.D./M.B.A.
Journalism
Journalism Studies
Kinesiological Sciences
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Library Science/History
Library/Information Services
Linguistics
Management
Marine/Estuarine/Environmental Science
Marketing
Marketing Analytics
Materials Science/Engineering
Maternal/Child Health
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technologies
Measurement/Statistics/Evaluation
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle School Education
Modern French Studies
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Education
Music/Liberal Arts
Music/Professional Programs
Natural Resources Management
Neuroscience
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Neuroscience/Cognitive Sciences
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition/Food Science
Operations Management
Performance
Persian Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Plant Science
Plant Sciences
Policy Studies
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health Science
Public Management
Public Policy
Quantitative Finance
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
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Supply Chain Management
Survey Methodology
Sustainable Development/Conservation Biology
Systems Engineering
Teaching/Learning/Policy/Leadership
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Computer Science
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

40,743

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

30,511
students

Female
48%
14,654

Male
52%
15,857

25%

10,232
students

Female
49%
5,027

Male
51%
5,205

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

28,390
students

Female
49%
13,713

Male
51%
14,677

7%

2,121
students

Female
45%
941

Male
55%
1,180

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
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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