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University of Maryland - College Park Overview

Located in College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland - College Park is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of College Park makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is University of Maryland - College Park Known For?

9,061 Undergraduate Awards
$42,537 Avg Cost After Aid
51% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UMCP is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at UMCP is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMCP with a bachelor's degree make about $62,900 a year. That's 54% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average UMCP student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, UMCP is ranked #136 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 39 colleges in Maryland, it is ranked at #3.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMCP has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#121 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#127 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMCP.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Ethnic, Culture & Gender Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Iranian & Persian Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMCP has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#28 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#42 Best Education Schools College Factual
#54 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#56 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#82 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is University of Maryland - College Park?

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Contact details for UMCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-1000
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnivofMaryland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UofMaryland

How Do I Get Into UMCP?

You can apply to UMCP online at: www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UMCP

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMCP?

51% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
UMCP has an acceptance rate of 51%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to UMCP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 720. Math scores were between 640 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 630 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 640 to 760 )
200
800
UMCP received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 33. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 30 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 27 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Maryland - College Park?

$42,537 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMCP is $42,537. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMCP, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $8,474 a year. That adds up to $33,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Maryland - College Park Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,160 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30,875 undergraduate students at UMCP, with 28,160 being full-time and 2,715 being part-time.

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There are also 9,834 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,160 full-time undergraduates at UMCP, 52% are male and 48% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland - College Park students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,445
Black or African American 3,292
Hispanic or Latino 2,689
White 13,272
International Students 1,118
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,344

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maryland - College Park. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 124 countries are represented at UMCP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Maryland - College Park

23,231 Took All Classes Online
37,981 Took At Least One Class Online
582.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 37,981 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMCP has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UMCP

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland - College Park was $9,996 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $31,144. The following table shows how UMCP is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Human Computer Interaction #1 #1
Ethnic Studies #4 #8
General Biology #4 #19
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #4 #25
Public Policy #4 #13
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #10 #17
Statistics #16 #22
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #31 #55
General Engineering #35 #54
Information Science #36 #68
Computer Information Systems #43 #106
Mathematics & Statistics #52 #70
Public Health #61 #109
Library & Information Science #67 #103
Library Science #67 #103

Online Affordability Rankings of UMCP Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Maryland - College Park was $10,779 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $36,891. The following table shows how UMCP is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Library Science #4 #4
Library & Information Science #4 #4
General Biology #7 #10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #16 #22
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #19 #19
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #41 #71

Online Growth Rankings of UMCP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland - College Park was 582.2%. This is the #155 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMCP regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMCP majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 2%
Engineering 0%
General Engineering 8%
Library & Information Science 29%
Library Science 29%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 34%
Mathematics & Statistics 5%
Public Health 6%
Social Sciences 9%
Statistics 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMCP ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMCP.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Social Sciences #1
Library Science #1
General Engineering #1
Statistics #1
Library & Information Science #1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #3
Curriculum & Instruction #4
General Biology #4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #4
Public Health #7
Social Sciences #7
Mathematics & Statistics #7
Engineering #10
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #11
Business Administration & Management #46
Health Professions #52
Education #61
Business, Management & Marketing #73

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland - College Park Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 0 746 0 61 32 839
Business Administration & Management 0 227 0 392 0 619
Information Science 0 559 0 27 5 591
Economics 0 465 0 59 17 541
Public Health 0 417 9 89 16 531
General Biology 0 483 0 12 10 505
Finance & Financial Management 0 379 0 70 0 449
General Engineering 0 0 53 353 0 406
Mechanical Engineering 0 336 0 23 23 382
Criminology 0 353 0 22 2 377
Political Science & Government 0 360 0 2 11 373
Communication & Media Studies 0 352 0 6 9 367
General Psychology 0 338 0 10 11 359
Accounting 0 218 0 91 0 309
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 123 0 176 0 299
Electrical Engineering 0 121 0 112 36 269
Marketing 0 245 0 0 0 245
Health & Physical Education 0 238 0 4 2 244
Mathematics 0 220 0 2 16 238
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 145 0 27 24 196
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 20 40 130 0 191
General English Literature 0 165 0 15 10 190
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 30 135 8 173
Public Policy 0 68 18 72 6 164
Journalism 0 133 0 21 3 157
Human Development & Family Studies 0 145 0 0 4 149
Civil Engineering 0 99 0 28 18 145
Physics 0 75 0 13 35 123
Fine & Studio Arts 0 113 0 4 4 121
History 0 100 0 11 9 120
General Architecture 0 87 1 30 0 118
Agricultural Engineering 0 117 0 0 0 117
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 116 0 116
Geography & Cartography 0 52 0 53 10 115
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 112 0 0 0 112
Music 0 39 0 40 24 103
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 96 0 0 2 98
Computer Engineering 0 98 0 0 0 98
Chemical Engineering 0 85 0 6 6 97
Communication Sciences 0 63 3 23 6 95
Sociology 0 79 0 7 8 94
Applied Mathematics 0 0 7 80 5 92
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 86 0 86
Educational Administration 0 0 12 39 28 79
Animal Science 0 68 0 0 4 72
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 55 0 6 11 72
Natural Resources Conservation 0 66 0 4 2 72
Romance Languages 0 60 0 1 7 68
Chemistry 0 37 0 8 19 64
Anthropology 0 51 0 10 3 64
Other Engineering 0 40 0 14 5 59
Food Science Technology 0 49 0 3 5 57
Drama & Theater Arts 0 44 0 10 2 56
Ethnic Studies 27 18 3 3 2 53
Area Studies 16 25 0 2 7 50
Materials Engineering 0 36 0 5 7 48
Philosophy 0 40 0 1 7 48
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 28 0 5 11 44
International Business 0 41 0 0 0 41
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 31 0 3 4 38
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 28 0 9 1 38
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 0 30 0 30
General Agriculture 19 10 0 0 0 29
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 12 0 6 11 29
Educational Assessment 0 0 16 5 7 28
East Asian Languages 0 28 0 0 0 28
Student Counseling 0 0 0 18 9 27
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 20 0 2 5 27
Special Education 0 9 0 15 2 26
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 14 11 25
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 7 17 24
Urban Studies 0 0 0 21 0 21
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 20 0 0 0 20
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 20 0 0 0 20
Dance 0 16 0 3 0 19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 14 4 18
Statistics 0 0 1 10 6 17
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 17 0 17
Plant Sciences 0 10 0 1 5 16
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 16 0 0 0 16
General Social Sciences 0 0 15 0 0 15
Germanic Languages 0 14 0 0 0 14
Sustainability Science 0 13 0 1 0 14
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 1 12 13
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 0 3 0 9
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 2 6 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 8 0 8
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 7 0 7
Writing Studies 0 0 0 7 0 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 5 0 0 5
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 5 0 5
Landscape Architecture 0 3 0 1 0 4
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 4 4
Zoology 0 0 0 1 3 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 3 3
Iranian & Persian Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Museum Studies 0 0 2 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 1 0 1 0 2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Theory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 63 8,998 215 2,731 602 12,609

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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