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University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate44%

About UMD

University of Maryland, College Park, also known as just University of Maryland or UMD, is known for being a leading university in research and is home to numerous research centers, institutes, and labs dedicated to supporting research in STEM, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Some of the most popular programs of study at the university include computer science, engineering, business and management, biology, and psychology. 

University of Maryland, College Park has a vibrant campus with engaged students. The university is very close to Washington, DC, which contributes to the large politically active student body. The campus is known to host many political guest speakers, panels, and events. 

University of Maryland, College Park has 20 varsity teams, all of which compete at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Big Ten Conference. While sports culture isn’t an integral part of campus culture at University of Maryland College Park, students do enthusiastically support their UMD teams and are quick to show their school spirit during competitions and all types of sporting events.

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The entire University of Maryland campus is an arboretum and botanical garden registered with the American Public Gardens Association. Visitors are encouraged to visit the grounds and take self-guided tours. The university even offers classes formed around the arboretum, like entomology classes where students study insects living on the grounds. 

The CC Community on University of Maryland, College Park

"UMD is not for everyone. It is huge and students need to advocate for themselves (which they should anywhere). They will have to actively seek out opportunities (internships, research, etc.), clubs, social, etc... But there is something for everyone - tons of majors, tons of clubs, tons of interests. Your people are there - go find them." 

"Within the colleges, community is to be found—whether it’s the robotics folks, tightly knit Gymkana group, marching band, Erasable Inc improv group, string quartets, physics majors, horticulture majors growing tomatoes or the future vets helping to deliver foals in the barns."

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University of Maryland, College Park is a public, state university in the suburb of College Park, Maryland. UMD was founded in 1856. The college currently enrolls around 40,792 students a year, including 30,508 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Maryland, College Park

UMD admitted 44% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 56,637 applications received in 2022, 25,201 students were offered admission.

University of Maryland, College Park Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 47%

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University of Maryland, College Park is located in the town of College Park, Maryland, in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you are interested in seeing 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 University of Maryland, College Park and College Park are like without leaving home.

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.

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UMD SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1370 - 1510


Math SAT Range

690 - 780


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

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Wondering what life at UMD is like? There are approximately 40,792 students enrolled at UMD, including 30,508 undergraduate students and 10,284 graduate students. 92% 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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