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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
  • Cherokee from Oxon Hill, MD
  • 3
  • Dorm life really depends on the quality of the dorms and the people you share a floor with. The freshman dorms are small, so don't bring a lot of stuff…

  • Dec-27-2016 Read More
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Madison from College Park, MD
  • Sep-01-2017 I am a current student here

    I cannot speak to the food or dining on campus as I am not currently enrolled in a dining plan because I live off campus.

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  • 5
  • anon27
  • Mar-10-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I also don't personally know if the food and dining is good; however, I have read reviews of the restaurants around it, and for the most part, they were fantastic reviews.

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  • 2
  • anonymous
  • Jan-16-2017 I am a current student here

    You can go in an eat whenever you want but you can't take food out. The selection is not very wide and the staff can be a bit creepy at times

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  • 3
  • Cherokee from Oxon Hill, MD
  • Dec-27-2016 I am a current student here

    The quality of the food depends on your taste. I am from a family where we use a lot of spices in our food, and the University can be lacking in this (to be cautious of those people who might not be accustomed to spices in their food). The have a lot of options for people with food limitations, like vegans and vegetarians, and they respect the eating habits pertaining to religions as well by providing a wide variety of food. THE SMOOTHIES ARE DELICIOUS. Honestly, the food served can help you eat healthier, they make healthy food taste great!

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  • 5
  • Haydee from Hyattsville, MD
  • Sep-26-2016 I am a current student here

    There are so many choices. There is a food court and a few food places in different buildings so there is always a variety. As for the diner, you can always eat something different each time you go. I heard their bacon is wonderful as well.

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  • 3
  • Adewale from Fulton, MD
  • Aug-23-2016 I am a current student here

    The food was okay but it got very repetitive. The dining plan is switching to buffet style and i dont like that at all. I hope everything will be kept clean because typically buffets are not.

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  • 4
  • nina from rockville, md
  • Jul-06-2016 I am a current student here

    lots of great food and a variety of choices to pick from. only after a while does it get repetitive, but the weekly specials make up for it.

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  • 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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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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