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University of Maryland - College Park Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
40%
Average Housing Cost
$7,755 / year
Poll
47%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 265 responses
Poll
63%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 471 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,500 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 739 responses
  • Stamp
    22%
  • Route1
    14%
  • Adeles
    13%
  • South Diner
    11%
  • 251 North
    10%
  • Chick Fila in Stamp
    10%
  • South campus stir fry
    7%
51%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 306 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 272 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    44%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    50%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    4%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
68%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 308 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 204 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    32%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    52%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    13%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 250 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    14%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    53%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    22%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 476 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    15%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    74%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    10%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field: Outdoor, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 300 responses
  • First Look Fair
    19%
  • Offerings to Testudo during finals week
    18%
  • Playing in the water at the mall
    14%
  • Football tailgates
    11%
  • Game day
    7%
  • Always Look Back at Art Attack
    7%
  • Stress is Lighter at the All-Nighter
    6%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 320 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    15%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    55%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    17%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    6%
  • Parties? What parties?
    8%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 175 responses
  • Maryland vs. Duke Games
    19%
  • Homecomeing Football game
    15%
  • Halloween Party
    15%
  • Dont need a reason to party
    11%
  • Greek Week
    7%
  • Random Functions that the Frats throw
    7%
  • Art Attack
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
15%
Women in Sororities
14%
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 412 responses

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