The University of Maryland is an enormous state flagship public research university. It takes about 30 minutes to walk all the way across the campus, which features a wide-open grassy mall lined with columned brick academic buildings.
Maryland boasts over 800 student organizations, and huge soccer, basketball and football fanbases cheering their Terrapins, aka "Terps," to year-long victory.
Looking for academic rigor? Maryland is no safety school; a degree from its business, journalism or engineering programs goes a long way in today’s job market. Its prime nearby D.C. location and classic campus traditions make for an unforgettable four years of undergrad.
27,000 Undergraduate Enrollment
63% 4-Year Graduation Rate
18:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
90 Undergraduate Majors
$24,214 In-state tuition + room & board/year
$44,507 Out-of-state tuition + room & board /year
$12,986 Average financial aid package
1. Social Sciences
(The "M" circle, located on Campus Drive in South Campus. Photo courtesy of rhl.org)
Selectivity: 47% admitted
SAT Critical Reading Mid-Range Test Scores: 580-690
SAT Math Mid-Range Test Scores: 620-730
- November 1st priority application (best consideration for admission; only consideration for scholarships and living-learning programs
- January 20 regular application
(Photo courtesy of umdrightnow.umd.edu)
(main photo courtesy of UMD Archives)