UMD is on a 1,340-acre campus in the suburban setting of College Park, Maryland, not far from Baltimore and Washington and DC.
UMD has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UMD has fraternities and sororities.
UMD has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
The UMD community comes together each year for First Look Fair, All-Niter and Art Attack.
This table offers information on housing at UMD.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||37%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||12,600|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||11,617|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||63%|
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 2022, 37% of undergrads at UMD lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 63% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UMD. There are 12,600 spots available in on-campus housing for all 30,922 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 11,617 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UMD offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UMD there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UMD:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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.
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