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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
30,353
Undergraduates
15,329
Men - 50.5%
14,873
Women - 49%
10,439
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
44% of 56,637 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 20
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,707
Out-of-state: $56,943
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,233
Out-of-state: $39,469
Room and Board
$14,896
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$13,610
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,983
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,894
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
32%
20-29
19%
30-39
11%
40-49
6%
50-99
10%
Over 100
7%
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College Park Population
31,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Terrapins (Diamondback Turtle); Terps
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
23.3%
Black/African-American
13.1%
Hispanic/Latino
10.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
43.3%
Unknown
4.5%
International Students
3.2% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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