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UMD Student Life

UMD is on a 1,335-acre campus in a suburban setting in College Park, Maryland, not far from Baltimore and Washington and DC. There are many activities and organizations for UMD students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UMD also has fraternities and sororities.

UMD has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UMD include Residence Hall Association, Black Student Union, Asian-American Student Union/Jewish Student Union and Commuter Students Association.

UMD students' favorite campus events are First Look Fair, All-Niter and Art Attack.

UMD Housing

UMD offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UMD students live off campus. In 2021, 20% of undergrads at UMD lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UMD. There are 12,537 spots available in on-campus housing for all 30,875 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 6,165 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UMD offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at UMD

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Maryland, College Park is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UMD campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UMD offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UMD

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UMD, take Interstate 95/Interstate 495 to College Park, MD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reagan National airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Maryland you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UMD's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UMD Students

48%

Women

52%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

78%

In State

22%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

52%

13%

11%

10%

5%

4%

4%

0.11%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

30,875

Graduate Students

9,834

Non-Resident / International Students

1,195

UMD Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

40,709

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,779

Out-of-State

$38,846

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 20
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