University of Maryland

country rank  32
world rank  36

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University Overview

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of College Park (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of Maryland is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Maryland offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 164 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. University of Maryland also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1856
Motto Fatti maschii, parole femine
Strong deeds, gentle words
Colours Red, white, black and gold

University Location

Address Baltimore Boulevard
College Park
20742 Maryland
United States
Tel +1 (301) 405 1000
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 0130 Mitchell Building
College Park 20742
(301) 314 8385
(800) 422 5867

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Maryland's Library
University of Maryland-College Park's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,149,249 physical volumes, 337,489 physical media, 302,012 digital/electronic medium and 874 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Maryland-College Park's library has 6 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Maryland provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 12,536 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • APA Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education on Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland (USM)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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