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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?

27,708 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,457 Avg Cost After Aid
45% 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 doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at UMCP.
  • In 2017-2018, 78% 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.

University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

UMCP is ranked #117 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UMCP also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UMCP has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UMCP

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 48
Best Colleges for Veterans 103
Best Colleges 117
Best Colleges for Diversity 132
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 359
Best Colleges for the Money 570

Where Is University of Maryland - College Park?

Location of University of Maryland - College Park

Contact details for UMCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-1000
Website: www.umd.edu
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?

45% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
UMCP has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 650 and 750.

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  ( 650 to 750 )
200
800
UMCP received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 29 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 29 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 28 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Maryland - College Park?

$18,457 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMCP is $18,457. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMCP

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,980 $12,367 $17,149 $22,474 $24,339

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMCP, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $8,322 a year. That adds up to $33,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is 2.3%. 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

27,708 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,868 undergraduate students at UMCP, with 27,708 being full-time and 2,160 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMCP

There are also 10,653 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,708 full-time undergraduates at UMCP, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMCP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMCP Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,698
Black or African American 3,411
Hispanic or Latino 2,618
White 13,937
International Students 1,459
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,585

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

949 Took All Classes Online
5,087 Took At Least One Class Online
16.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,087 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMCP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland - College Park was 16.6%. This is the #1,015 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6%
Business Administration & Management 2%
Business, Management & Marketing 1%
General Biology 11%
General Engineering 14%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Computer Interaction #2
Museum Studies #3
Statistics #3
Public Policy #6
General Engineering #8
Ethnic Studies #9
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #10
General Biology #12
Mathematics & Statistics #14
Information Science #15
General Social Sciences #16
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #23
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #25
Public Health #34
Engineering #35
Social Sciences #59
Computer Information Systems #60
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #60
Public Administration & Social Service #78
Computer & Information Sciences #129
Business Administration & Management #299
Health Professions #336
Business, Management & Marketing #378

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Maryland - College Park awarded 16,780 undergraduate degrees and 6,858 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 268 127 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 104 30 15
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 45 1 8
Agricultural Engineering 0 92 0 0
Animal Science 0 72 5 7
Anthropology 0 38 8 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 90 9
Area Studies 0 30 1 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 20 5 5
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 6 11 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 51 1 9
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 8 10
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 14
Business Administration & Management 0 255 442 0
Chemical Engineering 0 87 9 6
Chemistry 0 31 2 18
Civil Engineering 0 130 30 17
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 5 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 13 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 304 4 10
Communication Sciences 0 70 20 9
Computer Engineering 0 85 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 129 0
Computer Science 0 670 32 35
Criminology 0 296 33 8
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 165 8
Dance 0 9 4 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 27 9 3
East Asian Languages 0 24 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 81 0 1
Economics 0 491 11 15
Educational Administration 0 0 24 19
Educational Assessment 0 0 7 5
Electrical Engineering 0 158 132 44
Ethnic Studies 0 24 4 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 13 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 356 75 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 95 6 4
Food Science Technology 0 49 4 8
General Agriculture 0 16 0 0
General Architecture 0 78 25 0
General Biology 0 502 22 18
General Business/Commerce 0 0 12 16
General Engineering 0 0 319 0
General English Literature 0 152 17 7
General Psychology 0 314 10 17
Geography & Cartography 0 69 4 9
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 11 2 2
Germanic Languages 0 6 4 0
Health & Physical Education 0 275 3 4
History 0 71 11 4
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 26 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 149 0 5
Information Science 0 416 34 2
International Business 0 58 0 0
Iranian & Persian Languages 0 2 0 0
Journalism 0 122 8 3
Landscape Architecture 0 13 4 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 59 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 20 3 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 91 107 0
Marketing 0 214 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 22 6 13
Mathematics 0 206 1 9
Mechanical Engineering 0 312 25 50
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 4 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 12 0 0
Music 0 28 28 25
Natural Resource Management 0 0 22 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 74 7 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 3
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 1
Other Engineering 0 43 14 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 21 215 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 31 0 2
Physics 0 77 5 22
Plant Sciences 0 21 3 2
Political Science & Government 0 310 4 20
Public Health 0 372 106 9
Public Policy 0 19 112 5
Religious Studies 0 2 2 0
Romance Languages 0 55 2 6
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 5 0 0
Sociology 0 81 12 8
Special Education 0 18 36 2
Statistics 0 0 6 6
Student Counseling 0 0 18 5
Systems Engineering 0 0 8 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 109 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 9 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 2
Urban Studies 0 0 19 0
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 0 5
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 28
Writing Studies 0 0 6 0
Zoology 0 0 3 1
Total 0 16,780 5,564 1,294

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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