A+
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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
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

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
45%
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Maryland - College Park

Cost

Net Price
$14,697/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,924/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,903/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,846/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,745/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,106/ year

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.301 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,410Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • There's so many different types of students
    47%
  • Spirited
    15%
  • Open minded
    14%
  • 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.380 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.445 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • There's a place for everyone
    30%
  • School Pride
    21%
  • Place for everyone, Huge, School Pride
    14%
  • HUGE!
    13%
  • Go Terps!
    11%
  • The best decision you'll make
    6%
  • We have a few great departments
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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

4,715 reviews
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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.
Review University of Maryland - College Park
UMD is an amazing school. You will meet such a broad array of students here, from tons of different backgrounds who share a common commitment to their education. UMD has employed a fantastic system of small living and learning programs that are specialized to your interests and connect you with peers, faculty, and professional opportunities within your field. The Honors College is amazing, you'll meet tons of people who have already published research, are interning at NIH, have won national poetry competitions, are award winning artists!
UMD's reputation is growing quickly, its business, engineering, education, computer science, mathematics and physics programs are already top ranked and its mechanical engineering program is 16th in the nation-my small plug for meche :) Plus billions of dollars going into research on campus!
Its campus is stunning and the proximity to DC means tons of opportunities
The overall feeling here is happy and lively, people are excited to learn!
Although I do not think UMD is the right fit for me, it is a very great school. While it is racially/ethnically diverse it is still pretty separated in terms of who hangouts with who. I've noticed that there is a divide between minorities and the caucasian people on campus. While the majority of the people on campus are tolerant and open minded, as a minority you can still feel marginalized and not included (I think a lot of this is due to Greek life culture). Also if you are not into sports culture, this is another aspect that can make you feel isolated from the rest of the population on campus. Academically speaking, I have enjoyed my classes at umd and most of my professors have been interesting and nice! I definitely think if you are looking for a school that is very racially and socially inclusive this might not be the best option.