University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland
4-year Public university


University of Maryland is a public institution established in 1856 with suburban setting located at College Park. It is ranked 61 in National Universities in 2018 edition od Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender. There are more than 800 student clubs. The university regularly earns accolades for its sustainable and clean energy initiatives, such as its plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 and campus-wide efforts to compost dining hall waste.

#61st in National Universities
Location College Park, Maryland
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1856
Selectivity Moderate
Size Large
29,868 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $10,595
Outstate Tuition Fee $35,216
Room and Board Fees $12,429
$61,700 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


48% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Four years at a U.S. high school without English as a Second Language (ESL) or, A.A., bachelor’s, or master’s degree earned from a U.S. accredited institution or, 55+ credits from a U.S. institution with coursework equivalent to English Compositions 1 and 2 or, Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level English language exam (British Curriculum) or, A completed high school or university degree earned from any English speaking country.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$11,813 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$3,481 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $51,417
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
64% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

President's Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000 to $12,500 per year
Eligibility exceptional entering freshmen from Maryland and across the nation
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance A minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA; successfully complete 30 credits per academic year
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $1,500 for one year , or $4,500 for each of the first two years
Eligibility outstanding entering freshmen from Maryland
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance A minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA; successfully complete 30 credits per academic year
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Frederick Douglass Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Eligibility outstanding students transferring from Maryland community colleges
Minimum Criteria completed 56 or more credits or have an Associates of Arts degree and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better
Requirement for maintenance A minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA; successfully complete 30 credits per academic year
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline March 1

Other Scholarships

Swopsmart Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000
Details Must enroll and attend a college (undergraduate or graduate program) within the U.S. with a full-time course of study at the time of receipt of scholarship
David Ghozland Scholarship Program
Total Worth $1,000
Details To a student showing excellent promise studying in the sciences or medical field. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student.


29,868 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
86% Students graduate within 6 years