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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Maryland is a highly rated public university located in College Park, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,708 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Maryland acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Information Science, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 85% of students, Maryland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,200.
About University of Maryland - College Park...
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
45%
Application Deadline
January 20
SAT Range
1280-1470
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,241/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,955/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.293 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.324 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.322 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,708Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,160
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 199 responses
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  • There's so many different types of students
    47%
  • Spirited
    14%
  • Open minded
    13%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Well-rounded
    6%
  • Individual
    3%
  • Inspiring
    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.401 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.466 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 215 responses
Report
  • There's a place for everyone
    28%
  • School Pride
    19%
  • Place for everyone, Huge, School Pride
    15%
  • Go Terps!
    14%
  • HUGE!
    13%
  • The best decision you'll make
    5%
  • We have a few great departments
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
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 offers a wholesome university experience and is one of the best places to be to attend college. The scenes during Fall and Spring are one of the few reasons to go to college here. The environment here fosters learning and the professors are really helpful! The dorms, though average, really help students in getting friends for life, and at the least, homework help! The classes at UMD are pretty challenging and really shape your thought process and stimulate you intellectually. Whatever type of personality you are, there is definitely a niche for you on campus and there are hundreds of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. Overall, to sum it up, UMD is a "public ivy" - offering you world-class resources, facilities, faculty and activities at affordable prices! I hope this review helped you in making your college decision. Whatever decision you take, good luck!
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I love the diversity of UMD! You will truly meet so many different groups of people. I'm never bored at school because there is always something exciting happening every week with opportunities to meet new people. The academics have challenged me in ways I have never imagined before and truly pushes me to reach my fullest potential. However, I had to live in a very small and humid dorm that experienced a mold outbreak, which I believe was one the causes of a death of a good friend of mine who lived in the floor above me. Other than the dorms, I wouldn't want to change anything about my experience here.
I absolutely love the University of Maryland and I am so happy that I came here! The student body is large and diverse so you can meet many incredible people, and there are over 900+ student organizations so it's easy to get involved. We are a top-tier public research university, and as someone who has been involved in on-campus research, I can say that it's super rewarding and interesting. Student tickets to games are free and going to games is super fun - our basketball and soccer and field hockey teams are amazing! Also, everyone had a lot of school spirit. Finally, we are on the metro line to DC which makes going to concerts, museums, events, or food places in DC easy and accessible!