University of Maryland - College Park

4,611 reviews
  1. College Park, MD
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C-
University of Maryland - College Park is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742
Website

University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,833/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,938/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,521/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,502/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,152/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,418/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.293 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.295 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.293 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,027Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 170 responses
Report
  • There's so many different types of students
    45%
  • Spirited
    15%
  • Open minded
    15%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Well-rounded
    5%
  • Inspiring
    3%
  • Individual
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.372 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.437 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 186 responses
Report
  • There's a place for everyone
    30%
  • School Pride
    22%
  • HUGE!
    14%
  • Place for everyone, Huge, School Pride
    13%
  • Go Terps!
    11%
  • The best decision you'll make
    6%
  • We have a few great departments
    2%

After University of Maryland - College Park

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.181 responses

Reviews

4,611 reviews
  • Excellent
    700
  • Very Good
    1750
  • Average
    1765
  • Poor
    281
  • Terrible
    115
Phiiip Merrill College of Journalism really sucks. Capital News Service TV / Maryland Newsline and The ViewFinder only admits 7-8 undergraduate broadcast journalism students. No CNS and No ViewFinder = no job after college. The school only focus on graduate students who are the only ones to get into the program. This school sucks and I regret coming here. SCREW THE PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM! Capital News Service and The ViewFinder are neither a real television news station / news station structure environment nor the real-world television news exerience. Please go to another journalism school. UMD, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Capital News Service TV / Maryland Newsline, and the ViewFinder are not worth it. It is all a waste of time. The journalism school do not care about their students. They didn't care about me and they won't care about you or the next person.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago
I feel like the on-campus housing could use a serious upgrade. Students are paying thousands of dollars to reside comfortably on the campus to receive a quality education. There should not be one dorm without functioning elevators, heat/cooling systems, etc. This school allocates so much money to the athletic/sports departments, ipads and scooters for athletes, and building new academic buildings when they should be allocating some of those funds to remodeling the on-campus dorms/apartments. Athletes may attract national attention on the scoreboards, but the working students are what gives this school high ratings in forbes/kiplingler due to high graduation rates. In regards to living off-campus in apartments such as Varsity or The View, or in private-public ownership housing such as Courtyards/Commons, it is very expensive! The apartments are this school's biggest financial scam. What working college student can support a $1,000 monthly rent while still taking 12-15 credits without the help of their parents? A low percentage. I live in Courtyards, the cheapest off-campus apartments ($800+), and it has not been such a wonderful experience for me besides the free parking. It is very dingy and old looking, the amenities are old, the decor is gross, and it attracts little attention other than the price. Do better UMD.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
I love the professors! Everyone I've had so far has been so passionate about their subjects, and led the class in such an interesting way that I never once got bored! Professors at UMD make you care about what they are teaching, make you ask questions and even consider majoring in that field. The general education classes are huge, with 150 people of more, but as one goes in their higher years of education, that student number goes down to about 20. Honestly though, for me, the classroom size has not made a difference. Even in the huge classes teachers try to include their students in discussions through various ways such as pointing at a student, letting students vote or raise a hand.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago