The Best & Worst

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

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Late-night dining
  2. 2
    The Living and Learning Programs
  3. 3
    Academics
  4. 4
    Athletics
  5. 5
    The Eppley Recreation Center (ERC) and other recreation centers
  6. 6
    Gorgeous campus
  7. 7
    Location, location, location
  8. 8
    The overall UMCP college experience
  9. 9
    Political activity
  10. 10
    The wireless campus

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
82% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
63% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
51% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
62% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
57% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
56% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 53/47 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
92% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Courses that demand a ton of effort but are still impossible to pass
  2. 2
    Crime and theft
  3. 3
    Stressing out over not being able to graduate on time
  4. 4
    The grayness that haunts the forecast January through March
  5. 5
    The lack of variety in nightlife
  6. 6
    The omnipresent construction
  7. 7
    The on-campus housing process
  8. 8
    Parking hassles
  9. 9
    Dining hall food
  10. 10
    Small dorms rooms

Facts & Statistics

Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,444.
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