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Study at University of Maryland College Park

The University of Maryland College Park, also referred to as UMCP or simply Maryland, is a public coeducational research university. It is located in the city of College Park in Prince George County, Maryland, outside Washington D. C. The school was established in 1856. It currently grants admission to over 30, 000 students annually. The school is well known for its degree courses in science and engineering.

University of Maryland College Park's sports teams are known as the Terrapins. The official mascot of the sports team is Testudo, the Maryland diamondback terrapin. The university's athletics department fields teams in track and field, football, basketball, and baseball.

Profile of University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD is home to University of Maryland. College Park is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Maryland go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in science and engineering.

University of Maryland Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. University of Maryland attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 47% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 570. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 600 and 700.


University of Maryland has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of Maryland has 36, 014 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of Maryland values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

University of Maryland Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 011economics, political science, English, history, sociology, library science, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management1, 526business management, finance, accounting, marketing, business, international business, logistics, management science
Engineering1, 065electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, bioengineering, . . .
Science864biology, physics, biochemistry, ecology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, microbiology, call and molecular biology, . . .
Education and Teaching660elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, special ed, health teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, physical education teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement543criminology
Media401communication studies, journalism, radio and television
Therapy and Counselling356psychology, communication disorders, educational psychology
Computer Science and Engineering268computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work238family and community services, public policy analysis, food and nutrition
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy186exercise science, dietitian, nutrition sciences
Fine Arts141fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics130mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Music117music, music performance, musicology
Architecture and Planning88architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning
Agricultural Science and Management86agriculture, agricultural economics, various agricutural courses, food science
Religion and Philosophy72philosophy, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts64drama, dance, theater history and criticism
Animal Science and Care52animal science
Medicine31veterinary medicine, neuroscience
Medical Support and Technology25speech pathology, audiology
Conservation and Resource Management3conservation
Landscaping and Horticulture1horticultural science

Contact: University of Maryland

University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD 20742

General Phone: (301) 405-1000


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