University of Maryland-College Park.

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Maryland-College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park (University of Maryland, UMD, or simply Maryland) is a public research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is also the largest university in both the state and the Washington metropolitan area, with more than 41,000 students representing all fifty states and 123 countries, and a global alumni network of over 360,000. Its twelve schools and colleges together offer over 200 degree-granting programs, including 92 undergraduate majors, 107 master's programs, and 83 doctoral programs. UMD is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in many research partnerships with the federal government; faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and is labeled a "Public Ivy", denoting a quality of education comparable to the private Ivy League. UMD is ranked among the top 100 universities both nationally and globally by several indices.In 2016, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore formalized their strategic partnership after their collaboration successfully created more innovative medical, scientific, and educational programs, as well as greater research grants and joint faculty appointments than either campus has been able to accomplish on its own. As of 2017, the operating budget of the University of Maryland is approximately $2.1 billion.According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent $540 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 47th in the nation. In October 2017, the university received a record-breaking donation of $219.5 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, ranking among the largest philanthropic gifts to a public university in the country.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 29,273 students
  • 0.35 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Maryland-College Park

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, and Biology.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

15,096 students out of 33,922 applicants were accepted into University of Maryland-College Park. They had an average SAT score of 1396. 62% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 38% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Maryland-College Park was $33,606, while for in-state students it was $10,399. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $42,514.

The average financial aid at University of Maryland-College Park is $7,184. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $26,422 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Maryland-College Park

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Maryland-College Park received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Maryland-College Park

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Maryland-College Park was of $12,402 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250.

Diversity at University of Maryland-College Park

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017