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About UMD

University of Maryland, College Park is a public, state school in a suburban setting in College Park, Maryland. UMD was founded in 1856 and now enrolls around 40,709 students a year, including 30,875 undergrads. UMD offers on-campus housing for up to 12,537 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at UMD! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UMD's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UMD students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UMD has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at UMD on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 20, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by April 1.

2021 UMD Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 59%
Average GPA 4.4
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 59%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 84%
In-State Tuition $8,824
Out-of-State $36,891
Percent of Need Met 61.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,361

Is UMD a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer idea of what UMD offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Maryland, College Park

It is moderately difficult to get into UMD. UMD admitted 51% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 32,211 students applied to UMD and 16,437 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMD

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.

About 95% of students who start at UMD come back for their second year of college. Around 87% of students who started at UMD earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 UMD Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 35% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent UMD grads is $64,807 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

UMD's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $640 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $17,731 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMD

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. UMD meets 61.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UMD full-time are awarded $13,361 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,594 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

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

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Where is UMD?

UMD is located in the suburban setting of College Park, Maryland, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you want to see UMD for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95/Interstate 495 to College Park, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMD and College Park are like without leaving home.

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College Info

7999 Regents Dr. College Park, MD 20742

Campus Setting: Suburban

UMD Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 20

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMD is Jan 20.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMD is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UMD ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 34

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Composite SAT Range

1290 - 1460


Math SAT Range

640 - 760


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630 - 720

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Wondering what life at UMD is like? There are approximately 40,709 students enrolled at UMD, including 30,875 undergraduate students and 9,834 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from MD and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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