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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
  • Kerrigan from Severna Park, MD
  • 4
  • Dorm life is definitely something you don't want to miss in your time at Maryland. Although the idea of public bathrooms and close living quarters can seem scary for all…

  • Dec-29-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • blessing from suitland, md
  • May-23-2016 I am a current student here

    college park has great food options. the breakfast usually has a nice variety and so does lunch. what i really like is their vegan station. it's quite tasty.

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  • 2
  • margot from columbia, md
  • Apr-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    their current dining plan seems obnoxious because its often based on individual food rather than meals. they are implementing a new dining plan next year with more buffet style options, so it probably will improve.

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  • 4
  • Oleksiy from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jan-09-2016 I am a current student here

    The North and South Campus Diners offer a great variety of choices. 251 North offers all-you-can-eat gourmet dining, and is very fun to visit with friends. There are also numerous shop on campus and Route One has many different restaurants that are located right off campus and will suit everyone's fancy

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  • 4
  • Megan from Baltimore, MD
  • Jan-07-2016 I am a current student here

    In my opinion, the food/selections could be better, but they are great compared to other colleges I've visited.

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  • 3
  • Deja from Haymarket, VA
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    South Campus Dining hall had limited options, it was really the same options every day. To make college dining more exciting, try mixing items from different stations! For example, get a chicken sandwich from the burger station, guacamole from the sandwich station, and spinach, carrots, and pickles from the salad bar!

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  • 5
  • Ciara from Baltimore, MD
  • Aug-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The options are almost endless! There are too many other universities that have steak and lobster day... Did I mention we have our own restaurant on campus and our Food court? Just remember, you are what you eat healthy, exercise and live healthy,

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Megan from Baltimore, MD
  • Jan-07-2016 I am a current student here

    It isn't huge here. I've seen an exhibit but I never really see anyone walking around wearing jackets. Also, no one will down you if you aren't a part of Greek Life. From what I've heard people only join because it makes it easier to get into Greek Parties.

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  • 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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