University of Maryland, College Park is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of College Park, MD, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Founded in 1856, the institution currently enrolls around 40,709 students a year, including 30,875 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $640,000,000. The school spends $17,731 for each full-time student enrolled.
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average GPA: 4.36
Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 20
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1
UMD is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 51 percent of all applicants to UMD are accepted each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 4.36 /4.0.
In 2021, 14 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. 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.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMD, around 95 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 4,128 students who started at UMD as first-time freshman, 2,878 graduate within four years.
Around 87 percent 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 35 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average starting salary for recent grads is $64,807 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $30,594 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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All applicants should hear back from UMD by April 1.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about UMD in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.
First-Year Applications are Due
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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Wondering what life at UMD is like? There are approximately 40,743 students enrolled at UMD, including 30,511 undergraduate students and 10,232 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from MD and 23% percent of students are from other states.
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