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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Maryland - College Park is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742
Website
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University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
January 20
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,757/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,573/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,013/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,346/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,922/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.293 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.316 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.314 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,350Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 191 responses
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  • There's so many different types of students
    48%
  • Spirited
    15%
  • Open minded
    13%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Well-rounded
    5%
  • Inspiring
    3%
  • Individual
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.393 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.458 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • There's a place for everyone
    29%
  • School Pride
    20%
  • Place for everyone, Huge, School Pride
    14%
  • HUGE!
    14%
  • Go Terps!
    13%
  • The best decision you'll make
    5%
  • We have a few great departments
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.181 responses
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University of Maryland - College Park Reviews

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University of Maryland -College Park is one of the top universities for the science programs it has to offer. Given its high standards, the courses are also top notch. The campus life is also very lively. Faculty and Staff are very helpful to all the students and take special care of the students in need. The university is very diverse and accommodates for everyone. One of the best security feature they have are these emergency call booths where someone can press the emergency button and the campus police will be there under 90 seconds. For the people running away from danger, they can always see one emergency call booth from another. Overall the experience at University of Maryland has been amazing and would 100% recommend!
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Academically the University is very great. Well as far as their criminal justice program. But, their communication is horrible. The financial aid office never answers the phone and when they do they tell you they will call you back. Criminal activities that occur on campus they hide and try to act like it never happens. THEY ARE MONEY HUNGRY MONSTERS! Not only myself but a few others I know have had many problems with having "balances" that shouldn't exist. They give excuses as to why they can't communicate to fix account balances, credits, and many other things.
Overall, the university of Maryland, College Park has been a fantastic experience! There are over 800 clubs and student organizations. The Professors are amazing, many of them Conduct research and work with undergrads and grads. Many of the colleges & departments partner with local businesses, organizations and the federal government to secure internships for students. These are fantastic resources because of the proximity of the campus to D.C. The campus is also very green friendly.
The cons, traffic and parking on campus is a nightmare. I strongly recommend public transportation. There are 38,000 undergrads & 14,000 grad students, if you don't like big campuses this will be a challenge. The area surrounding the campus, While it's fine during the day it's not always the safest during the evenings. Luckily the university sends out text/email security alerts to students.
Overall my experience at Maryland has been great and I would strongly recommend it to prospective students.