UMD

University of Maryland

7999 Regents Dr, College Park, United States
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  • Total Documents
    14,066
  • Class Notes
    8,007
  • Textbook Notes
    1,521
  • Study Guides
    4,520
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,824
  • Previously Enrolled
    6,975

Overview of University of Maryland (UMD)

About this school

The University of Maryland, College Park, founded in 1859, is a public institution. It is among the nation's most distinguished public research universities, attracting top students and renowned faculty from around the world. Maryland takes the lead in teaching undergraduates, providing more than 100 innovative and challenging academic programs, many nationally recognized for their exceptional quality. Opportunities for research, internships, leadership, recreation and creativity abound with its suburban location. Close-knit residence communities, distinctive programs for academically talented students and a proud multicultural community make Maryland the university to choose for an outstanding education. Its 1,212-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:29,868
    • Men:15,945 (53.4%)
    • Women:13,923 (46.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UMD)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Maryland is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
November 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
College Park, MD  20742
Phone
(301) 314-8385
Fax
(301) 314-9693
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 20
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Resume of activities, audition for music applicants, drawing requirement for architecture applicants recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 33,907 applicants were admitted
Women
44% of 17,170 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 16,737 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,324 (49%) of 15,081 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,482 (46%) of 7,493 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,842 (51%) of 7,588 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.26
375 And Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
52%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
640-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
39%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
68%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UMD)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,399|Out-of-state: $33,606
  • Room & Board: - $12,082 (76.60410854679178%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (7.925437484149125%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,440 (15.470453969059092%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Maryland accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002103
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,470 (76.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,799 (51.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,796 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
341 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$11,813
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,364 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,122
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,550 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,072
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 171 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
870 (19.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,982

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,508 (59.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,883 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,870 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,697 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$12,410
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,234 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,978
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,990 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,986
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 575 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,543 (13.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,919

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,122
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UMD)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,830

Part-Time Faculty


803

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,438,934

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Maryland provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.0%

Programs & Majors (UMD)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (90)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture, General
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Community Services
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, Other
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Architecture, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Master of Applied Anthropology, Master of Community Planning, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Management, Professional Master's, Master of Information Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Life Sciences, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (130)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Studies
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Reliability Engineering
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Survey Methodology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (UMD)

Location & Geography

Population


31,274

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,335 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in College Park

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Terrapins (Diamondback Turtle); Terps'
School Colors
Red, white, black, and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
football, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Maryland offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, residence hall association, black student union, asian-american student union/jewish student union, commuter students association

Sororities


20% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


27,708

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
29,868
Women
13,923
Men
15,945

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 17.8% Asian
  • 13.2% Black/African-American
  • 10.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 52.8% White
  • 1.4% Unknown

International Students


5.1% from 63 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


10,653

Student Resources (UMD)

Study resources

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