University of Maryland - College Park Summary

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Mckeldin Library

Basic Statistics

Location
College Park, MD
Website
www.umd.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
24,486
Part-Time Undergrads
2,052
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$8,908
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,287
Room & Board
$10,146
Acceptance Rate
47 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1750–2080
Average ACT Scores
Not Reported

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Late-night dining
  • The Living and Learning Programs
  • Academics
  • Athletics

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Courses that demand a ton of effort but are still impossible to pass
  • Crime and theft
  • Stressing out over not being able to graduate on time
  • The grayness that haunts the forecast January through March

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

The University of Maryland, College Park is paradise compared to some schools across America. Most students who join the campus community stay awhile, and some don’t want to leave, even after being there four or even five years. It’s universities like this that have contributed to the popular expression of college being "four of the best years of your life." From students' first year on campus to their final days leading up to graduation, students’ academic, personal, physical, professional, and social lives come together to prepare them for the real world. Many alumni look back and agree that, even if they could, they wouldn’t change a thing about their overall experience at UMCP.

There are also students who can’t wait to get out by the time graduation rolls around. But mark these words: there often comes a day when those new alumni miss the days of basking in the sun on McKeldin Mall, recalling the memories of sharing so many special moments with their friends for life. The best news of all is that, after graduation, students really never have to leave Maryland because they will always be a “Terp for Life!”

Maryland Student Reviews

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: For the art and english majors, the course diversity isn't the worst, but can definitely be improved.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: We have a few career fairs each year targeted at specific colleges or just the general student populace, where employers will send representatives and set up booths for students to visit. I think the best thing is that there are a lot of internship opportunities, either with faculty or in D.C.

College Senior

Greek Life: I don't know anything about Greek life. Don't have any friends involved, either.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Meal plans are pretty terrible, but are mandatory with dorm housing.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: People who like to party know where/when/who, but I'm not really into that sort of thing so I can't say much.

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