University of Maryland-College Park in College Park

College Park, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland-College Park offers 1222-degree programs and 78 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 48%. 52.8% are women, and 47.2% are men. 11% percents of international students. University of Maryland-College Park is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Maryland-College Park is 15817$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14381 and $24352 per year. 84% of full-time University of Maryland-College Park students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $60,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Maryland-College Park is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$15,817
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Maryland-College Park students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,938
$30,001 - $48,000$9,521
$48,001 - $75,000$14,502
$75,001 - $110,000$19,152
$110,001+$21,418

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6678

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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15%

Types of financial aids

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14074 of University of Maryland-College Park undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Maryland-College Park number 1 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at University of Maryland-College Park awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$17,965
$30,001 - $48,000
98.8%
$15,986
$48,001 - $75,000
98.04%
$11,043
$75,001 - $110,000
76.42%
$5,144
$110,001+
41.61%
$1,783

Salary After Attending

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$60,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Maryland-College Park.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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84%
ABOVE AVERAGE

University of Maryland-College Park graduation rate is above the national average.

84% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Maryland-College Park completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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48%

In comparison to National Average

University of Maryland-College Park acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 64%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 16%.

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48%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of Maryland-College Park acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 19%.

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48%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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33%

Total

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33%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

95%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The University of Maryland-College Park full-time retention rate is 95% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Maryland-College Park students submitting SAT scores

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84%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1210 - 1420

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 590 - 690
Math: 620 - 730
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Maryland-College Park is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

4642
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11%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In University of Maryland-College Park the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Maryland-College Park and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by Us Route 1 address in College Park, Maryland.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Maryland-College Park with 0.4% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on The Universities at Shady Grove

The campus located by 9630 Gudelsky Drive address in Rockville, Maryland.

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The Universities at Shady Grove in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Maryland-College Park with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on The Universities at Shady Grove is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Maryland-College Park offers 1222 programs in total: 441 are for Bachelor's degree, 366 - for Master's degree, 243 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 79 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 42 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 42 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and Post-master's certificate programs offered.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 78 distance learning programs that are provided in the University of Maryland-College Park: 27 are for Master's degree, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 15 - for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 9 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.

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University of Maryland-College Park provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 26939 students with 808170 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 6375 with 153010 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 305 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Maryland-College Park

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Beautiful research university with a safe campus. The majority of professors are highly qualified and quite knowledgeable in their respective fields of study. Students have plenty of opportunities to conduct research and get academic assistance. Many of the facilities have been built within the past 10 years and older ones are, for the most part, well maintained. The cost of in-state tuition is dramatically lower than that of other schools, not just in Maryland but in the entire country. However, the price does not reflect the quality of the education, which is very high and increasing annually. Depending on the program--especially in the STEM fields--this school ranks with the likes of Michigan, UCLA, Purdue, and others. The University of Maryland truly offers a high quality secondary education on a constantly updated, already gorgeous campus in the Washington Metro Area. The relatively affordable price for in-state students is a unique bonus that few other schools--if any--of the same caliber can match. And, of course, it's proximity to Washington, D.C. and accessibility to public transit allows students and faculty to take advantage of the many opportunities for learning, research, entrepreneurship, touring, and relaxing that the nation's capital has to offer!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great school in general, but there are almost no African-American or African people here. Sigh.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Racist University. Total/Complete waste of time. All the school truly cares about is your money (aka Tuition) and how they can milk you dry. They could care less about your future and it's worse if you're a minority! They hire some really bad Professors. For instance: Alice Mignerey--she is never prepared and has no idea what she is teaching, Atkinson-- Community Health Professor; who talks about her mother and family 75% of each lecture, through out the semester, Dr. Daughters- Controlling Stress and Tension; her class is so stressful and makes you feel very tense. Trust me, you WILL be stressed out taking that course! Alot of the people in that office of Student Conduct, are as racist as they come starting with Andrea Goodwin.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Went to 5 floors of bathrooms looking for one decently warm shower. Every single one of them were cold along with the water in a bunch of them smelling like it came straight from a sewer. Not only this but for the showers they have "curtains" to separate one another with literally no room to get dressed undressed or put anything at all near your shower so have fun streaking, taking cold showers, possibly smelling worse after the shower because of some of the rancid water, and of course getting no privacy what so ever in the showers. Oh and don't hope for the bathroom door to lock because it's just a handle to open it on either side in all 5 floors I checked. Really thinking I may wash my self in the creek as it would be better suited and equivalent to the privacy I would get for the task and it would probably not be as cold. On a better note, the dorms are kinda nice, in terms of size, for two people. However there are WAY better colleges out there and I wouldn't recommend this one to literally anyone. Even the community college back home has better facilities than this. Which is sad because this one apparently has two zip codes due to being so large. If you do have to come to this university for whatever reason, avoid Cumberland as best you can idk how this building's facilities are up to code/legal.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The potential to learn here is endless. That being said it has it's flaws and one of them being is traffic flow. The campus seems to cater to more of a walking and biking environment, which I had no problem with, except they should change their design of the roads and walkways themselves . What I mean is to create walk way bridges over the roads so vehicle traffic is constant and reduces over all campus traffic. Their is simple bridge walkway designs like that in the Boston area, it helps with the flow of traffic. Next is bicycles, they are a vehicle by law, but don't follow the rules of the road which makes it dangerous for other drivers and especially for the individual on the bike. It also makes an individual walking not as safe, as they could be hit by a bicyclist, believe me I know, for I have been almost have been hit myself. Lastly the University needs to address the plaque of crime around the campus and maybe have check points that only students or prospect students are entering the campus. The campus is private and the roads on the campus are private as well so the campus has authority to do so. I believe that will help curve crime on campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3014051000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: umd.edu

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