University of Maryland Profile


The University of Maryland, College Park, founded in 1859, is a public institution. It is among the nation’s most distinguished public research universities, attracting top students and renowned faculty from around the world. Maryland takes the lead in teaching undergraduates, providing more than 100 innovative and challenging academic programs, many nationally recognized for their exceptional quality. Opportunities for research, internships, leadership, recreation and creativity abound with its suburban location. Close-knit residence communities, distinctive programs for academically talented students and a proud multicultural community make Maryland the university to choose for an outstanding education. Its 1,212-acre campus is located in College Park, nine miles from downtown Washington, DC.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 47% of 25,255 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 20

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 4.07
SAT Math: 610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: Not reported
ACT Composite: Not reported


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $23,101  Out-of-state: $41,480
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $8,908 Out-of-state: $27,287
Room and Board: $10,093
Average Percent of Need Met: 64%
Average Freshman Award: $11,340
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $24,180


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,668
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: (None)
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002103: Free

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