• Address: College Park, MD 20742, USA

  • Phone Number: 301.405.1000

  • Website: https://www.umd.edu/

About

University of Maryland (UMD) is a public university which was established in 1856 and is the state flagship university. The university campus is the suburban type and is located on 1,340 acres which makes it the largest university in both the states and the Washington metropolitan area. The mission of the university is to provide world best teaching, research, and services. It is a national powerhouse in research and academics.

  • UMD graduation rate is 86%.

  • The retention rate is 95% for full-time and 100% for part-time students.

  • UMD acceptance rate is 48%.

  • The total student population of the university is 39,083 out of which 34,444 are full-time and 4,639 are part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

Online Education at UMD

The university is completely based on providing students with the best quality online education. The online programs offered by the university follow an easy to maintain structure and the students are provided with the chance to learn and study at their own pace. The university offers different types of online courses such as Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended.

Students can access static courses content such as syllabus, grades, class schedules, and many more. Students can also use interactive tools such as live chats, online assessments, and many more.

  • Accounts - Active Directory Temporary Accounts, Affiliate Account, and Associate Accounts information can be checked. 

  • Research - Survey Tool, Acceptable Use, and Copyright, Red Hat University Site License, and many more can be used for research purposes. 

  • Administration & Business - Campus maps, Course Evaluations, Drupal Hosting, and more can be checked here. 


Reviews

According to students, some of the reviews are given below. 

  • There is the accessibility of everything at the university.

  • The availability of electronic equipment and other resources are excellent.

  • The faculties are approachable and understanding.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

College Park, Maryland

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002103

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

CEPH

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.umd.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Programmatic Accreditation

Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 95 % Part Time: 100 %
Total Population 39,083
Student Population Full Time: 34,444 Part Time: 4,639
Gender Division Male: 53 % Female: 47 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 84 %

The College Monk

Female: 89 %

Total Graduation Rate: 86 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Maryland (UMD) offers 5 online programs across 3 Majors

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

University of Maryland (UMD) Acceptance Rate is 48%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $75
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 30,291
Total Applicants Admitted 14,557
Applicants Enrolled 4,551
Full time Applicants Enrolled 4,542
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 9
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Maryland (UMD) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 3,021
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,530
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 66%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 34%
SAT Math 640 average 590 - 690 range
SAT Critical Reading 675 average 620 - 730 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides financial aids to those students who are in need of it and are eligible for the same. The financial aid office at the university is responsible for determining the eligibility of the applicants. The university provides assistance in different formats such as scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans. Students who are eligible and wants to avail these facilities of aids need to fill FAFSA form. University of Maryland (UMD) FAFSA/Federal School code is 002103.

  • Federal Aids provided are Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Pell Grant, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), UM Grant, Maryland State Grants, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and many more.

  • University of Maryland (UMD) scholarships provided are Banneker/Key Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, President's Transfer Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Frederick Douglass Scholarship, and Maryland Transfer Scholarship.

  • Military Aids provided are Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,688 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen February 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant(FSEOG) $836 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen February 15th, 2019
TEACH Grant $836 Undergraduate or Graduate. Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school. 3.25 CGPA. February 15th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $836 Students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Must be ineligible for the Pell Grant February 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,474 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. February 15th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,474 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. February 15th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,474 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. February 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. February 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University of Maryland Grant Varies Maryland resident, Need-based, Satisfactory academic progress. January 1st, 2019
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Banneker/Key Scholarship Varies Freshman graduate or undergraduate, potential leadership skills Varies
President’s Scholarship $7,290 Eligible in-state and out-state student, undergraduate or graduate, Good academic progress Varies
Dean’s Scholarship Varies Only Maryland state resident, Undergraduate or Graduate, Satisfactory academic achievement Varies
Frederick Douglass Scholarship Varies Incoming transfer applicant, GPA of 3.5 or higher throughout college, Maryland resident on an application, an Associate degree from Maryland Community college, English proficiency Varies
Maryland Transfer Scholarship $7,290 Full-time enrollment, 3.2 GPA, Maryland state student transferred to University of Maryland Varies

Data Source: https://www.umd.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Delegate Scholarship Varies Satisfactory academic progress, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019
Senatorial Scholarship Varies Satisfactory academic progress, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019
Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program Varies Satisfactory academic progress, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019
2+2 Transfer Scholarship​ Varies Satisfactory academic progress, Maryland State resident, Transferred to Maryland community college March 1st, 2019
State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Guaranteed Access Grant​​ Varies Need-based, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019
Educational Assistance Grant Varies Need-based, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019
Campus-Based Educational Assistance Grant Varies Need-based, Maryland State resident March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.umd.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,307 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days Varies
Montgomery G/I Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Members of the Reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent on veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance Program(REAP) Varies Veterans with 10% permanent disability, Eligible for Post 9/11 G/I bill Varies
Tution Assistance Program $3,950 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.umd.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $7,645
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,573
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,013
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,346
Over $110,000 $22,922

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 19% $4,460
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $9,206
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 14% $4,653
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $7,705
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $8,091
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 31% $5,481
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 15,757
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 704 $13,045
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 474 $8,525
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 230 $22,359

Data Source: https://www.umd.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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