Campus Housing

Location
College Park, MD
Undergrads
24,486
Tuition (in-state)
$27,287 ($8,908)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: housing is available to all who need it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is what it is. Not the best, but I definitely recommend everyone does it at least freshman year for the experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It all depends on if your building is new and where your classes are

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus is beautiful. Very social environment to be. People are very friendly and fun to hang out with

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For my freshman year I was placed into a forced triple in a corner room which is slightly smaller than a normal double due to pipes and other layout reasons. Also the roomates I was placed with were decent at first, but there were two people down the hall who were utter jerks who influenced my roomates to act like them. Though that just might be in my case of having bad luck of the draw. The cost is too much for the quality and size of the room with the cramped space, falling sealing tiles, dirty and old furniture. The water fountains and bathrooms were not up to code.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 321st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1001st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1151st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1378th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paul Yu
Hometown
Bethesda, MD
Major
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Living on campus at Maryland is highly regarded, and there can be a waiting list for students to move onto campus each year. Additionally, the Department of Resident Life’s commitment of guaranteed housing for first-year students has often led to double rooms becoming triple and even lounges being transformed into quads. Be prepared for healthy, safe, but possibly cramped living quarters. A number of single rooms exists for students with the highest on-campus-living priority level.

Resident assistants continue to promote UMCP’s dedication to student development by saying, “Dorms are for sleeping, and residence halls are for living and learning." So the eight-floor high-rises on North Campus are probably not appropriate for students who aren't interested in living in such an education- and growth-focused living environment. For the best general on-campus living experience, shoot for La Plata Hall, an air-conditioned, coed high-rise, which continues to be one of the best halls on North Campus. On South Campus, apartments and suites offer upperclassmen more freedom and responsibility since many of them have shared living areas. The buildings are set up similarly to off-campus apartments, except that Resident Life staff members manage them.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,571
Average Housing Costs
$5,918
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
42%
Freshmen Living On Campus
93%
Number of Dormitories
33
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Cumberland Hall
  • Denton Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
South Campus Commons
Worst Freshman Dorms
Easton Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Any dorm on North Campus
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Also Available
There are several special-interest housing opportunities in many of the halls, including living-learning communities (e.g., Ellicott Hall is home of the Gemstone Honors Program).
Did You Know?
  • Due to the increase in living-learning communities on campus, the number of requests from incoming students to live in specific residence halls has dropped significantly compared to UMCP's earlier days when halls on campus were called "dorms" and were just for sleeping.
  • First-year students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they make a commitment to Resident Life by May 1.
  • Cecil Hall is the only same-sex residence hall on campus. Only females are allowed to reside within this hall.
  • At one time, community lounges within some UMCP residence halls were turned into quads due to a significant housing shortage.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Allegany Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Anne Arundel Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, computer lab, elevators, honors units, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Baltimore Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Bel Air Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Coin-operated laundry rooms
Calvert Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Cambridge Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge
Caroline Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Carroll Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Cecil Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, limited visitation hours, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Centreville Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge
Charles Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Chestertown Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge
Cumberland Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Computer lab, elevators, laundry facilities
Denton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge
Dorchester Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, computer lab, elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Easton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge
Elkton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; close to recreation center
Ellicott Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; adjacent to recreation center
Frederick Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks
Garrett Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks, adjacent to South Campus Dining Room
Hagerstown Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; adjacent to recreation center
Harford Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, laundry facilities; students can stay during breaks.
Howard Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Kent Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
LaPlata Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators; adjacent to recreation center
Montgomery Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Prince George's Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Queen Anne's Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Study lounge; next to McKeldin Library
Somerset Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, computer lab, laundry rooms, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Talbot Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Washington Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Wicomico Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities; students can stay during breaks.
Worcester Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

New Leonardtown
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning (late April through September)
Old Leonardtown
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning; some units are equipped and accessible for students with disabilities.
South Campus Commons
Floors: 6-8
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Common area, full kitchen, laundry facilities
South Campus Commons is very close to the business school and lecture halls.
St. Mary's Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, computer lab, language lab, multipurpose room, study lounge

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