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Colleges / University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD 4-Year Public

About UMD

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.

Admissions Facts About UMD

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

What's the acceptance rate at University of Maryland, College Park in 2021?

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.

Is UMD a good school?

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.

Retention and graduation rates

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 outcomes and student debt

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.

Based on this information, how does UMD sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UMD a good school for YOU?

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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.

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

UMD ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


28 to 33


28 and Less


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UMD SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

650 - 760


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

UMD Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

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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Part Time


In State



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