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University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, Maryland
Administration building, seen from end of reflecting pool credit: User:Tomf688
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Overview
Public
26,350 Undergraduates
48% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, Maryland
20742
(301) 405-1000
www.umd.edu

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university and one of the top 70 colleges in the U.S. It is located in College Park, Maryland. The campus size is 1,339 acres. The school boasts three Nobel Laureates, three Pulitzer recipients and numerous Fulbright scholars. Notable alumni include co-founder of Google Sergey Brin, co-creator of “Seinfeld” Larry David, newscaster Connie Chung, CEO of Under Armour Kevin Plank, Creator of the Muppets Jim Henson, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina and “The Wire” creator David Simon. Its colors are red, white, black and gold, and its mascot is Testudo. The teams are called the Terrapins, and its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Big Ten and MAISA. Varsity sports offered at UMD include men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse and soccer. In 1974, UMD participated in the greatest ACC game ever played – the basketball team lost 103-100 in an overtime game with North Carolina State.

Location

The City of College Park is in Prince George's County, Maryland and is about 4 miles from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the National Archives at College Park, a facility of the U.S. National Archives, as well as to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Weather and Climate Prediction .College Park's United States Postal Service ZIP Codes are 20740, 20741 and 20742 . More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
53%

Men

47%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

2009

New Transfer Students

Admissions
48%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

1210-1420

SAT Range

30,291

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,757

Typical Cost

$33,606

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,399

In-State (published)

72%

Recieve Financial Aid

85%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

61

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

654

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

20

Faculty Awards

26

National Academy Members

437

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 800 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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