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University of Maryland - College Park is a public institution situated in College Park, Maryland. The suburban atmosphere of College Park makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

136 Undergraduate Degrees
318 Graduate Degrees
$43,570 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
45% Acceptance Rate

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University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

We have ranked UMCP as #77 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMCP has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#187 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMCP.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Educational Assessment Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMCP has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#7 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#29 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#145 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Maryland - College Park?

Location of University of Maryland - College Park

Contact details for UMCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-1000
Website: www.umd.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnivofMaryland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UofMaryland

How Do I Get Into UMCP?

You can apply to UMCP online at: www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UMCP

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMCP?

45% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Maryland - College Park is 45%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 44%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to UMCP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 630 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 650 to 750 )
200
800
UMCP received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 29 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 29 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 28 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maryland - College Park  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Maryland - College Park?

$43,570 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMCP is $43,570. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMCP, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $8,322 a year. That adds up to $33,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Maryland - College Park Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,390 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30,511 undergraduate students at UMCP, with 28,390 being full-time and 2,121 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMCP

There are also 10,232 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,390 full-time undergraduates at UMCP, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMCP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland - College Park students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMCP Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,166
Black or African American 3,188
Hispanic or Latino 2,598
White 13,882
International Students 1,416
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,140

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maryland - College Park. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 124 countries are represented at UMCP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Maryland - College Park

949 Took All Classes Online
5,087 Took At Least One Class Online
16.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,087 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMCP has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UMCP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland - College Park was 16.6%. This is the #683 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMCP regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland - College Park Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 18 165 8 191
Elementary Education 60 0 0 0 60
General Special Education 18 1 36 2 57
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 24 19 43
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 5 18 5 28
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 24 0 0 0 24
Secondary Education 19 0 0 0 19
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 5 7 5 17
Music Education 7 0 0 0 7
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 6 0 0 0 6
Art Education 2 0 0 0 2
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 0 0 0
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Business Education 0 0 0 0 0
Distributive Education 0 0 0 0 0
English & Language Arts Education 0 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 0 0 0
Science Education 0 0 0 0 0
Social Studies Education 0 0 0 0 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 0 0 0
Technical Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Technology Education 0 0 0 0 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 136 29 250 39 454

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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