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 (2016)

  • University of Maryland Acceptance Rate: 48 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Maryland
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
  • SAT Critical Reading: 590 / 690
  • SAT Math: 620 / 730
  • ACT Composite: 29 / 33
  • ACT English: 28 / 34
  • ACT Math: 27 / 33

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 39,083 (28,472 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53 percent male / 47 percent female
  • 93 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,181 (in-state); $32,045 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,078
  • Other Expenses: $2,604
  • Total Cost: $26,063 (in-state); $47,927 (out-of-state)

University of Maryland Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 72 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57 percent
    • Loans: 32 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,206
    • Loans: $8,091

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): 95 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87 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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University of Maryland Mission Statement

The complete mission statement can be found at

"The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in Maryland. It is one of only 61 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In keeping with the legislative mandates of 1988 and 1999, the University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. While the University has already attained national distinction, it intends to rank among the very best public research universities in the United States. To realize its aspirations and fulfill its mandates, the University advances knowledge, provides outstanding and innovative instruction, and nourishes a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. It also creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation and beyond."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics