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The University of Maryland, College Park is a public university with over 40,000 total students. The campus is in a suburban setting close to the US capital, Washington, DC.

Key Facts


  • #46 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #21 in Business Programs
  • #19 in Top Public Schools
  • #19 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1856

School type

  • Public, co-ed, no religious affiliation 

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 30,922

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 10,350

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 52%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1330 and 1510 / ACT 30-34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.75 and higher

International student population

  • 3.4%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.76 (average)

Employment/ job placement rate

  • Employed Full Time 66% (2021)

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $58,200

Popular majors

  • Social Sciences, Engineering, Business/ Marketing

Tuition and Room & Board

  •  $37,931 / $14,216


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business (Robert H. Smith), Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Education, Engineering (A. James Clark), Graduate School, Journalism (Philip Merrill), Information Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, Undergraduate Studies.

  • Almost 200 graduate degree programs within The University of Maryland Graduate School
  • The university offers co-ops and internships within a multitude of academic departments
  • More than 800 student organizations, including almost 60 different fraternities and sororities
  • Famous alumni include Connie Chung, respected journalist who has worked as an anchor and reporter for major networks such as ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC, and was the first female co-anchor for CBS news in 1993; Gayle King, popular daytime TV show host who is also known as an author and journalist, and chief anchor of the show This Morning
Kings alumni at University of Maryland, College Park

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