University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$10,779

$38,846

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
53%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
35%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,760
Declined 17,701
Total Received 33,461
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Public

30,511

undergraduate students

10,232

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 40,743
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Baltimore and Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reagan National

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park
20742-5025

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Asian-American Student Union/Jewish Student Union
  • Commuter Students Association

Top Events

  • First Look Fair
  • All-Niter
  • Art Attack

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
53%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
35%
18-23
4%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 20
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.32

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,760
Declined 17,701
Total Received 33,461

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Table tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Table tennis, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture, General
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Family and Community Services
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
French Language and Literature
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plant Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 69%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

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

2,062

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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