University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD, USA
3.82 Average Rating

The University of Maryland was founded in 1856 as a large public research university. After its founding, the Public Ivy became a land-grant institution with “very high research activity.” The school is rated as having “more selective” admissions and Forbes called UMD the #13 Public College in the nation. College Park, which borders Washington, DC, is the flagship location for this “commuter school.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
76%
Out of State Students
19%
0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1315
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 20, 2018 May 1, 2018
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
40,521
Total Number of Undergrads
29,868
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
67%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,634
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,315
Out-of-State Tuition
$30,179
0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,410
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
899
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Baltimore
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
62%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
UMD, College Park is a school full of opportunities and great education. It has a campus feel, but is large enough to feel like it's own town and easy access to Washington, D.C. and other commercial areas, providing plenty of opportunities for entertainment and enrichment. Even though the campus is huge and there is an enormous amount of students, individual colleges and departments help break UMD down into smaller communities.
Jennifer from Western Maryland
It is a good institution that has courteous staff. Its academic courses are challenging. There are many clubs to join and if their are any missing, it can be easily created.
Jeron from Clinton, MD

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