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University of Maryland

College Park, MD

The University of Maryland, College Park, founded in 1859, is a public institution. It is among the nation's most distinguished public research universities, attracting top students and renowned faculty from around the world. Maryland takes the lead in teaching undergraduates, providing more than 100 innovative and challenging academic programs, many nationally recognized for their exceptional quality. Opportunities for research, internships, leadership, recreation and creativity abound with its suburban location. Close-knit residence communities, distinctive programs for academically talented students and a proud multicultural community make Maryland the university to choose for an outstanding education. Its 1,212-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students28,472
   Women13,326 (46.8%)
   Men15,146 (53.2%)
Graduate Students10,611


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate48% of 30,272 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 20
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.20 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite33-38 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,744
Out-of-state: $47,607
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,182
Out-of-state: $32,045
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met67%
Average Freshman Award$12,005
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes


College Park Population31,274
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBaltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotTerrapins (Diamondback Turtle); Terps'
Sororities14% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.2% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.1% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students4.0% from 58 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.60 4.04 671 652 29
Low 2.11 2.20 410 390 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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• UM students can access the school's rare films, paintings, photos and recordings online.

• The cult film "St. Elmo's Fire" was filmed on the UM College Park campus.

• UM keeps the great pianists of the past alive by preserving their recordings, books, scores, programs and archives.

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