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About College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

College of Southern Maryland will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the College of Southern Maryland Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

College of Southern Maryland Overview

College of Southern Maryland is a public, state school in a rural setting in La Plata, Maryland. College of Southern Maryland was founded in 1958 and now enrolls around 8,411 students a year, including 8,411 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at College of Southern Maryland! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of College of Southern Maryland's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? College of Southern Maryland students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at College of Southern Maryland, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? College of Southern Maryland has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at College of Southern Maryland on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at College of Southern Maryland on the Student Life page.

2021 College of Southern Maryland Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
In-State Tuition $5,496
Out-of-State $7,056
Percent of Need Met 35%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,283

Is College of Southern Maryland a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what College of Southern Maryland offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Southern Maryland

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for College of Southern Maryland Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Southern Maryland

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. College of Southern Maryland meets 35% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,283 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Southern Maryland. Based on this information, how does College of Southern Maryland sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is College of Southern Maryland a good school for you?

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Where is College of Southern Maryland?

College of Southern Maryland is located in the rural setting of La Plata, Maryland, less than an hour from Washington and DC.

If you want to see College of Southern Maryland for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 301 to La Plata, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what College of Southern Maryland and La Plata are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8730 Mitchell Road, PO Box 910 La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Campus Setting: Rural

College of Southern Maryland Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of Southern Maryland is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of Southern Maryland is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at College of Southern Maryland is like? There are approximately 8,411 students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland. 37% percent of students attend school full-time.


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