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University of Maryland-College Park Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
26,194
Total Undergrads
Including 2,081 Part-time
3,929
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $658,254)
12
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Shannon from Frederick, MD
  • Jun-13-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is good at maryland, and there are plenty of restaurants i the area that one may choose to go to.

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  • 3
  • Liz from MD
  • Jan-26-2015 I am a current student here

    There's not much variety in the food, however compared to other schools the food isn't that bad. The dining plan isn't that great, though. The traditional plan really only gives you enough money to eat about two meals a day and the food is pretty overpriced. Its not the typical buffet style eating; you pay for your food based on what you're getting. You also get TerpBucks which allow you to buy snacks and other items at designated convenience stores around campus. Theres also a lot of places to eat on Route 1.

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  • 4
  • Kerrigan from Severna Park, MD
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Although the thought of college food might make any prospective student a little queasy, the food and dining system at Maryland is quite impressive. The dining hall itself has a lot of variety, including stations for sandwiches and wraps, make-your-own pasta, Korean bbq, quesadillas and cheesesteaks, and one that is much like a Boston Market. The dining halls also have a a full pasta bar with fruit and soup, vegan station, a pastry station, and fridges full of desserts. One of the best parts of the dining hall, in my opinion, is a station called the â??Chefâ??s Specialâ?? where thereâ??s a different choice for lunch and delicious dinner every day to add a little variety to your diet. The dining hall also hosts many different special events that are definitely something to look forward to. Thereâ??s been a Jamaican night, a Big 10 night featuring foods from all of the Big 10 teams, holiday dinners, and â??late night decadenceâ?? that serves unique and delicious desserts for a late night snack. One of my favorite parts of the dining system at UMD, however, is a little place called 251 North that is built into your meal plan once a week. At 251, thereâ??s all-you-can-eat buffets with food that is surprisingly delicious. It has become something my friends and I look forward to every week. What is also great about UMD is that, if you have some extra dining points which many people do, you can go to a restaurant called Adele's. Adele's is an elegant restaurant located in the Stamp Student Union where you can buy a lot of quality dishes using dining points. Some of my favorite things on their menu is the crab dip, New York strip steak, jambalaya, and lava cake. Donâ??t those just make your mouth water? Adele's is an AWESOME treat for UMD students. And between meals youâ??ll need a snack, right? Every semester you get terp bucks that you can spend at the convenient stores, cafes, and the 24 hour shop on campus. The convenient stores and 24 hour shops are like our own personal Wawa. One of the cafes on campus (which is my personal favorite) makes tasty paninis as well. There really is no shortage of food options at UMD, and if youâ??re feeling something different, Route 1 right outside campus has several great places to eat such as Potbelly, Blaze Pizza, Chipotle and more.

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  • 4
  • Robert McDermott from Potomac, MD
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food's actually not bad. It feels repetitive after a while and you'll probably get tired of the diner food, but that will happen no matter what college you go to.

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  • 4
  • Sandra from Freehold, NJ
  • Nov-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The food itself is pretty good but like any college, you begin to get tired of seeing the same things. Sometimes, though, there will be themed nights where the dining halls offer special meals.

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  • 3
  • J from Carroll County, MD
  • Nov-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is edible and there is a large variety, but with most colleges it gets boring eating it twice a day every day. The food is over priced but it is very easy to stay on track with your dining plan.

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  • 4
  • Kinsey from Derry, NH
  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food/dining here is pretty good. Some meals are better than others, of course. There are lots of cafes and other locations you can go to on campus, and there is a plethora of places to go off campus that are nearby and very accessible. Overall, not bad.

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  • 4
  • Catherine from Street, MD
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good, though there isn't much in the way of vegetarian food. The dining halls can easily become crowded during lunch and dinner hours.

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  • 3
  • Ankit from Potomac, MD
  • Nov-02-2014 I am a current student here

    While on campus UMD doesn't have too much variety, there are plenty of off-campus restrunts down route one and right outside campus bvo

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Liz from MD
  • Jan-26-2015 I am a current student here

    About 15% of students at UMD are involved in Greek Life. Its not for everyone, but if you're thinking about joining, definitely try to rush. It's a lot of fun. Its a great way to make the big school feel smaller and its a great way to meet people.

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  • 0
  • Kerrigan from Severna Park, MD
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big at UMD but a majority of the students are still not involved in fraternities, so whether you participate or not, youâ??ll still find your own friends and activities on campus. What is so great about the Greek system at UMD is that they have several events that are open to everyone, not just members of Greek life. They hold several charity events that all students can participate in that are both fun and impactful. The Greek system raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for various charities, and they truly emphasize the idea of brotherhood and sisterhood. The Greek system also emphasizes a strict no hazing policy at UMD, so you donâ??t have to be afraid of being forced to streak around campus during your pledging. I personally am planning on rushing Greek life next semester, but even if I did not, I know I would be perfectly happy on campus without it as well.

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  • 0
  • Robert McDermott from Potomac, MD
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The university has a very active Greek life, for those who want to be in it. For those who don't, it's not that big a part of the overall campus, so it's not like you have to be in it.

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  • 0
  • Sandra from Freehold, NJ
  • Nov-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big part of Maryland life for those who are involved. Unlike many other schools, our Greek Life is very safe and courteous towards other groups. There is a group for almost every type of people, from multicultural people to educational schools, to service groups. Greek life is also good at giving back to the community and often have events to raise money.

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  • 0
  • Kinsey from Derry, NH
  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    UMD has a pretty big Greek scene, but it's not pushed in your face overwhelmingly if you aren't a part of Greek life.

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  • 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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