University of Maryland, College Park Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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The University of Maryland at College Park is the flagship campus of the Maryland university system. Located just north of Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland is an easy Metro ride into the city and the school has many research partnerships with the federal government (check out other Washington D.C. colleges and universities). UMD has a strong Greek system, and about 10 percent of undergrads belong to fraternities or sororities. In athletics, the university's NCAA Division I Terrapins compete in the Big Ten Conference. Strong research has earned the school membership in the AAU, and the school also has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Admissions Data (2017)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

  • SAT Critical Reading: 630 / 720
  • SAT Math: 650 / 750
  • ACT Composite: 29 / 33
  • ACT English: 29 / 35
  • ACT Math: 28 / 33

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 40,521 (29,868 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53 percent male / 47 percent female
  • 93 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,399 (in-state); $33,606 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,402
  • Other Expenses: $2,440
  • Total Cost: $26,491 (in-state); $49,698 (out-of-state)

University of Maryland Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 68 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 52 percent
    • Loans: 32 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,955
    • Loans: $8,087

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Finance, History, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 5 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Gymnastics, Track, and Field, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics