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University of Maryland-College Park Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,081 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $658,254)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $171,370)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 75 95 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 14 14 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 25 Yes -
Football 129 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Gymnastics - 16 Yes -
Lacrosse 55 35 Yes -
Soccer 28 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 25 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 30 27 Yes -
Tennis 11 14 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Water Polo - 23 Yes Yes
Wrestling 40 - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.5%
Hispanic 5.4%
Non-resident alien 8.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.8%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 55.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 146
Liquor Law Violation 118
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 144

Notable Alumni

  • Connie Chung, television news anchorwoman
  • Dianne Wiest, two-time Academy Award-winning actress
  • Guiliana Rancic, "E! News" personality
  • Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets
  • Larry David, actor/producer/writer ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Seinfeld")
  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
  • Carl Bernstein, reporter for The Washington Post who broke the Watergate story
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jeron from Clinton, MD
  • 4
  • You have some great dorms and some alright dorms here. Some have window a/c and some does not. You will adapt no matter what because it is really not that…

  • Jul-29-2012 Read More
  • Gabrielle from College Park, MD
  • 5
  • Dorm life is extremely active at the University of Maryland, the RAs plan several fun and inclusive events. The diversity is lively and there are several living and learning programs.…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Erin from Frederick, MD
  • 3
  • eh, what to say about dorm life? everyone should go through it, because it's an experience. you share a small room, make great friends, and enjoy your time getting to…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Could be better, could be worse. Overall, good food though.

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  • 3
  • Kayla
  • Jul-02-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is okay, but there are lots of dining halls and other places to get food. As a plus, the school has its own creamery located in the student union.

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  • 4
  • Rona from Catonsville, MD
  • Jun-11-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are plenty of food options. I don't you'll have to worry about the freshman 15 either because the campus is so big you'll probably burn off anything you are on your way back to your dorm from the cafe.

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  • 3
  • Anon from NJ
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Obviously food gets tiring after a while but every two or three weeks there's a special dinner food and there is late night foods. There is a special buffet and Adele's for extra dining needs so it does vary.

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  • 4
  • Carm from Walkersville, MD
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Both diners are pretty decent, although you will get tired of diner food seven days a week. 251 North, which is the all-you-can-eat diner on North Campus, gives you a nice break from diner food. There are lots of places and cafes to eat around campus in academic buildings, so you can always grab a snack on the go if you don't have time to stop by the diner. Route 1 also provides a nice array of food options, including (but not limited to!) Chipotle, Noodles & Co., and Five Guys.

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  • Tiara from Waldorf, MD
  • Apr-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is gross and sometime you will just stay in room instead of walk to get dinner because it wont be worth it.Especially if you are a finicky or healthy eater it gets boring really quick.

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  • 3
  • Nathan from Severna Park, MD
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    It wont kill you, and some of it is pretty good, but when you are making food for that many people, it is never going to be great. Dining plan has plenty of points though, you definitely wont starve.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tiara from Waldorf, MD
  • Apr-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is here but not overwhelming.It is fun for people that are in them but you will not feel like an outcast if you are not in one.

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  • 0
  • Nathan from Severna Park, MD
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Only 16% of students on campus are greek, but they have a HUGE presence. Great organizations, and enough variety for anyone interested to find a place where they fit in.

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  • 0
  • Diana from Lanham, MD
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    TONS of sororities and fraternities to choose from. Rushing is a big thing on this campus-- when rush occurs, everyone knows it. It is usually hung up on fliers and written in chalk on sidewalks all over campus. Plus there's frat row, where there's tons of frat houses.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from MD
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of greek life, but it isn't entirely impossible to avoid. Many students do choose to pursue it, and if that's what you want, there are very many options. But many don't, and their isn't much of a stigma against refraining from getting involved. They seem to do a lot of good, though. I know during fall semester, I saw a few campaigning for greek safety and not hazing. We even have an LGBT Frat/Sorority which is kind of unique and great if you want to be a part of greek life without fear of having your lifestyle and identity targeted.

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  • 0
  • Marissa from College Park, MD
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    So much Greek life...we have Frat row and countless sorority and frat houses that are behind the main strip. The week of Greek games is absolutely insane and unfortunately, we have the obligation of claiming Rebecca Martensen as one of our fellow terps.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Pasadena, MD
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    HUGE. Although, of course the fraternities are much more respected and taken care of than the sororities. But, Greek life is huge. Maybe 1:4 people are a part of it if not more. Greek row is an amazing site and always active with excitement and willing to recruit. I hear hazing is tough though, so spots are well deserved. Plus, theres a greek family for every type of person.

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  • 0
  • D
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a frat or sorority for anyone whether you are into partying, philanthropy, or community service. And if you're not into that, you can still hang with the remaining 80% of students not involved with greek life.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Maryland has several fraternities and sororities and it is a big part of college life for those who are interested. It is not too hard to get involved if you want to.

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