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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 4 
Science 3 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 3 
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredNovember 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssayNot reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipCollege Park, MD  20742
Phone(301) 314-8385
Fax(301) 314-9693
E-mailApplyMaryland@umd.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 20
Application Fee$65
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationJanuary 31
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
OtherResume of activities, audition for music applicants, drawing requirement for architecture recommended for some freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate48% of 30,272 applicants were admitted
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Students EnrolledNot reported
   Women3218 admitted students enrolled
   Men3530 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 0
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA4.20 (based on weighted GPAs)
3.75 and Above87%
3.50 - 3.747%
3.25 - 3.494%
3.00 - 3.241%
2.50 - 2.991%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math620-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
39%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite33-38 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
58%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
Score of 18 - 23
7%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 70%
Top quarter: 88%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.60 4.03 670 651 29
Low 2.11 2.20 410 390 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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