College Park, MD 20742-5025 301-314-8385
About University of Maryland-College Park
  • Year of Foundation 1856
  • Size of Campus 1382 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 25,373
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 47% 53% 24%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,763 in-state, $23,178 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $9,599
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $55
  • Enrollment No. 25,898
The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is considered a Public Ivy institution. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry); Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering); Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med); Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcast Journalism); Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology); Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Scholarship); Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice); Al
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 14
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Campus Ministry; Agape Campus Christian Fellowship; Ahmadi Muslim Student Association (AMSA); Asian Baptist Student Koinonia; Baha'i Club; Bhagavad Gita Club; Campus Crusade for Christ; Catholic Student Associatio
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Anokha; Armenian Students Association; Asian American Student Union; Avirah; Bangladesh Student Association; Black Honors Caucus; Black Student Union; Bridges: A Literary and Multicultural Commu
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 23
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 20
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Art Attack; Union All Niter; New Resident Orientation; New Student Welcome; Midnight Madness; Pride Days; First Look Fair; Second Look Fair; Maryland Day; Greek Week; Cultural Explosion; Sadat Lecture; Hispanic Heritage Month; Black History Month; Women's
  • Number of students in fraternities 23
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington, D. C. (10), Baltimore, MD (25)
  • Distance to nearest train New Carrollton, MD (transfer to Metro subway) (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Washington, D. C. (6)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (72%), women's dorms (1%), sorority housing (5%), fraternity housing (7%), apartment for single students (15%), special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 94
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 46%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 35%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 18%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 97%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Subscriptions 33,477
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums Art gallery; performing arts center; architectural design/research center; Leadership Academy; aerospace buoyancy lab; model nuclear reactor; wind tunnel.
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 876,006
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,182,973
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 28
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 129,825
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 20
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 5,736,084
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 645
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Library Facilities 100%
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Lockheed Martin; Booz Allen Hamilton; Northrop Grumman; Microsoft; Montgomery County Public Schools; Accenture; U. S. Navy; Teach for America.
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (George Washington University)
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 28%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 63%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,600
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis