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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 25,104
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $377,814,385
Admissions Address


College Park, MD 20742-5025

Website

http://www.maryland.edu

Admissions E-mail

um-admit@uga.umd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Send application by: January 20
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Barbara Gill
Admissions office telephone: (301) 314-8385
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 20
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: February 15
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uga.umd.edu Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 44%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 23,546
Total acceptances: 10,470
Total freshman enrollment: 3,962
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 11,180
Male acceptances: 5,125
Male freshman enrollment: 2,056
 
Female applicants: 12,366
Female acceptances: 5,345
Female freshman enrollment: 1,906
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A  
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 – 680
Math: 600 – 710
Combined: 1170 – 1390

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.7% 31.0%
600-699 48.4% 44.5%
500-599 26.0% 17.4%
400-499 8.4% 6.6%
300-399 0.0% 0.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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