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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
30,511
Undergraduates
15,866
Men - 52%
14,646
Women - 48%
10,232
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 33,461 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 20
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4.32
SAT Math
650-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,486
Out-of-state: $53,598
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,779
Out-of-state: $36,891
Room and Board
$12,935
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$11,937
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,133
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,843
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
34%
20-29
21%
30-39
12%
40-49
6%
50-99
10%
Over 100
7%
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Baltimore and Washington, DC Population
31,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Terrapins (Diamondback Turtle); Terps'
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
19.1%
Black/African-American
11.9%
Hispanic/Latino
9.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
51.1%
Unknown
3%
International Students
4.3% from 65 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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