University Of Maryland College Park

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.

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Contacting University of Maryland

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park , MD 20742
General Phone: (301) 405-1000

University of Maryland Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,054American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, gay/lesbian studies, linguistics, comparative language, ...
Business and Management1,606business, business management, logistics, accounting, finance, international business, management science, marketing
Engineering1,006engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Science843biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, entomology, ecology, conservation biology, ecology and population biology, ...
Education and Teaching644curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational assessment and testing, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, English teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement540criminology
Media454communication studies, journalism
Therapy and Counseling370psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders
Family and Social Work281food and nutrition, family and community services, public policy analysis
Computer Science and Engineering281computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy227nutrition sciences, exercise science, dietitian
Fine Arts152fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics141mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Music118music, music performance, musicology
Architecture and Planning107architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Agricultural Science and Management85agriculture, agricultural economics, food science
Religion and Philosophy69philosophy, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts66dance, drama, theatre design, theater history and criticism
Medicine61neuroscience, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Animal Science and Care52animal science
Medical Support and Technology24audiology, speech pathology
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation

Number of programs and degrees for University of Maryland in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,30786
Master's degree2,05979
Doctor's degree65569
Postbaccalaureate certificate9012
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years445
Post-master's certificate22
First-professional degree281

University of Maryland Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Maryland had a total enrollment of 36,014 students (32,324 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%
First Professional 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 12%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 30%
22-24 17%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey11%
New York8%
(International Students)2%

University of Maryland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %
Part-Time 82 %

University of Maryland Room and Board (2007)

University of Maryland offers campus housing for 10,853 of its 32,324 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of College Park, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Maryland Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570680
SAT Math600700

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Maryland Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,005
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,075
Room and board $ 9,308
Room charge $ 5,402
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,906
Books and supplies $ 1,025
Other expenses $ 3,024

Financial Aid:
University of Maryland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 210300)

University of Maryland Faculty

University of Maryland has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track197148
Non-tenured and not on tenure track880560

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year240$170,55031$156,575
Associate professorcalendar year93$121,00615$125,961
Assistant professorcalendar year38$107,81212$102,264
Instructorcalendar year3$72,1525$75,961
Lecturercalendar year20$65,21829$64,133
No academic rankcalendar year6$70,2448$58,078
All faculty totalcalendar year400$145,562100$106,747

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year268$134,853105$117,308
Associate professoracademic year188$95,411127$90,109
Assistant professoracademic year147$86,816117$77,606
Instructoracademic year7$61,6707$55,346
Lectureracademic year77$72,06699$51,927
All faculty totalacademic year687$105,998455$84,328

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Maryland Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports110175285

University of Maryland Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Military Technologies
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Demography and Population Studies
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Gay/Lesbian Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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