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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.

Website: www.umd.edu/

Public
Co-ed
30,511
Undergraduate
Students
(48.0%) 14,654 Women
(52.0%) 15,857 Men
10,232
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,630
Out-of-state: $56,697
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,779
Out-of-state: $38,846
Room and Board
$12,935
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$11,937
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,133
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,843
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

College Park Population
31,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.1% Asian
11.9% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.1% White
3.0% Unknown
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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