University of Maryland College Park

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University History

The University of Maryland is a public institution which was founded in 1856, when the General Assembly started a state agricultural school. The Maryland Agricultural College was settled on ancestral land of the Piscataway tribe, which was bought from a slaveholding farmer and agricultural education advocate, which three years later opened with only thirty-four students. University of Maryland is the flagship institute of the University System of Maryland.

By the time it started with its new courses in engineering, science and the liberal arts. Now, the university is a national powerhouse to research scholars, academics, in the arts and athletics area and is committed to enhancing diversity in its campus with a total community of 50,000 students and facing the grand challenges of the new era. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Maryland College Park has13 schools and colleges. These schools and colleges offer wide learning opportunities and challenges. The 13 school and colleges the University of Maryland College Park are;

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • College of Education
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • The Graduate School
  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • College of Information Studies
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Public Policy
  • Office of Undergraduate Studies

University Notable Alumni

The University of Maryland College alumni are- 

  • Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader and U.S. Representative
  • Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld and creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Ed Snider, Chairman of Comcast Spectator and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Carl Bernstein, investigative journalist and author known for reporting on the Watergate scandal
  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
  • Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets characters
  • Tim Kurkjian, baseball analyst on ESPN
  • Scott Van Pelt, sportscaster on ESPN
  • Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour
  • Robin Quivers, co-host of The Howard Stern Show
  • Gayle King, broadcast journalist for CBS News
  • Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative
  • Boomer Esiason, sports analyst and former NFL quarterback
  • Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HP)
  • Connie Chung, journalist

University Infrastructure & Services


The Maryland university's campus -College Park is known for its red-brick Georgian buildings and a large lawn present at its center which is named as McKeldin Mall and nicknamed as "The Mall", which is one of the largest academic malls in the United States of America. The university's 1,250 acres of land is covered with 7,500 documented trees and garden plantings. In 2008 which led the American Public Gardens Association to choose the campus the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Garden. The selection allowed the university to showcase its species and gardens which also includes native plantings. There are also nearly about 400 acres of urban forest on the campus and the Arbor Day Foundation has named the university in its 'Tree Campus USA' list. 


The University of Maryland libraries offer a full variety of knowledge and innovative ideas.  University’s faculty and staff are always available to help students learn. Libraries have nearly 4 million titles in their collection which includes e-books and journals, manuscripts, photos, recordings, books and easy approach to more than 100 million books in the combined collections of the libraries of the Big Ten, Terps which have a plenty of information at their fingertips online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from wherever students are studying and researching. A helpful library team provides subject-specific expert advises and assists in every academic area. The different libraries at University of Maryland are-

  • McKeldin Library 
  • Hornbake Library 
  •  Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
  •  Architecture Library 
  •  Art Library 
  •  STEM Library 
  • Severn Library

Housing services

On-campus- Department of Resident Life at University of Maryland provides on-campus housing to students. The Maryland housing experience is known for its quality, variety, and support system. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and courses. The on-campus housing provides students all facilities like- electrical appliances, internet connectivity, laundry, fully equipped kitchen and 24/7 support system.

Off-campus- The off-campus housing services at University of Maryland assists students in finding an accommodation nearby the campus. Being a student at the University of Maryland, individuals have many choices regarding where to live around our campus. Many local, private landlords and apartment complexes offer a wide range of housing options to students nearby the campus. Students can also talk to off-campus housing services through a virtual meeting before visiting the office available on every Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  

Medical services

The University Health Center, a department at the University of Maryland in Division of Student Affairs, provides efficient, high-quality, cost-effective health care and wellness services in order to aware about the health of the University students, staff and faculty and support the academic success. The Health Centre is an integral part of the University’s educational achievements. Anyone can schedule an appointment online on the website or if there is an immediate medical emergency, they can directly walk to the Health Centre.

Student’s clubs

University of Maryland student’s sports is recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA) and has 47 club teams. The Club Sports staff of University Recreation & Wellness takes care of everything and guides all club sports.  Club Sports teams are available for all students of the university. Many clubs compete against other universities, both on a regional level and national level. This is a great opportunity for students to excel apart from academics. The various sports offered by the university’s sports club are-

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Archery 
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

These are just a few games listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University.

University location

University Of Maryland is located at- College Park, MD 20742, USA · 301.405.1000

Landmarks- Some of the iconic landmarks near University of Maryland are- McKeldin Mall, Peace Garden, Frederick Douglass Square at Hornbake Plaza, Jim Henson Sculpture.

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

  • AASP - African American Studies
  • AAST - Asian American Studies
  • AGNR - Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • AMSC - Applied Mathematics & Scientific Computation
  • AMST - American Studies
  • ANSC - Animal Science
  • ANTH - Anthropology
  • AOSC - Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
  • ARAB - Arabic
  • ARCH - Architecture
  • AREC - Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ARHU - Arts and Humanities
  • ARMY - Army
  • ARSC - Air Science
  • ARTH - Art History & Archaeology
  • ARTT - Art Studio
  • ASTR - Astronomy
  • BCHM - Biochemistry
  • BEES - Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
  • BERC - Center for Study of Business, Ethics, Regulation, Crime
  • BIOE - Bioengineering
  • BIOL - Biology
  • BIOM - Biometrics
  • BIPH - Biophysics
  • BISI - Biological Sciences
  • BMGT - Business and Management
  • BSCI - Biological Sciences Program
  • BSOS - Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • BSST - Terrorism Studies
  • BUAC - Accounting and Information Assurance
  • BUDT - Decision and Information Technologies
  • BUFN - Finance
  • BULM - Logistics, Business, and Public Policy
  • BUMK - Marketing
  • BUMO - Management and Organization
  • BUSI - Part-Time MBA Program
  • BUSM - Full-Time MBA Program
  • CBMG - Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
  • CCJS - Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CHBE - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • CHEM - Chemistry
  • CHIN - Chinese
  • CHPH - Chemical Physics
  • CLAS - Classics
  • CLFS - Chemical and Life Sciences
  • CMLT - Comparative Literature
  • CMSC - Computer Science
  • COMM - Communication
  • CONS - Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology
  • DANC - Dance
  • DATA - Data
  • ECON - Economics
  • EDCI - Curriculum and Instruction
  • EDCP - Education Counselling and Personnel Services
  • EDHD - Education, Human Development
  • EDHI - Education Leadership, Higher Ed and International Ed
  • EDMS - Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation
  • EDPS - Education Policy Studies
  • EDSP - Education, Special
  • EDUC - Education
  • EMBA - Executive MBA Program
  • ENAE - Engineering, Aerospace
  • ENCE - Engineering, Civil
  • ENCH - Engineering, Chemical
  • ENEE - Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • ENES - Engineering Science
  • ENFP - Engineering, Fire Protection
  • ENGL - English
  • ENMA - Engineering, Materials
  • ENME - Engineering, Mechanical
  • ENNU - Engineering, Nuclear
  • ENPM - Engineering, Professional Masters
  • ENPP - Engineering and Public Policy
  • ENRE - Reliability Engineering
  • ENSE - Systems Engineering
  • ENSP - Environmental Science and Policy
  • ENST - Environmental Science and Technology
  • ENTM - Entomology
  • ENTS - Telecommunications
  • EPIB - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • FILM - Film Studies
  • FMSC - Family Science
  • FOLA - Foreign Language
  • FREN - French
  • GEOG - Geographical Sciences
  • GEOL - Geology
  • GERM - Germanic Studies
  • GREK - Greek
  • GVPT - Government and Politics
  • HACS - ACES-Cybersecurity
  • HEBR - Hebrew
  • HESI - Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
  • HESP - Hearing and Speech Sciences
  • HISP - Historic Preservation
  • HIST - History
  • HLHP - Health and Human Performance
  • HLMN - Hillman Entrepreneurs Program
  • HLSA - Health Services Administration
  • HLTH - Health
  • IMMR - Immigration Studies
  • INFM - Information Management
  • INST - Information Studies
  • ISRL - Israel Studies
  • ITAL - Italian
  • JAPN - Japanese
  • JOUR - Journalism
  • JWST - Jewish Studies
  • KNES - Kinesiology
  • KORA - Korean
  • LARC - Landscape Architecture
  • LASC - Certificate in Latin American Studies
  • LATN - Latin
  • LBSC - Library Science
  • LGBT - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
  • LING - Linguistics
  • MAIT - Masters in the Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Tech
  • MATH - Mathematics
  • MEES - Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences
  • MIEH - Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
  • MITH - Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • MLAW - Mower Undergraduate Law Programs
  • MOCB - Molecular and Cell Biology
  • MSML - Machine Learning
  • MUED - Music Education
  • MUSC - School of Music
  • MUSP - Music Performance
  • NACS - Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
  • NAVY - Navy
  • NFSC - Nutrition and Food Science
  • PERS - Persian
  • PHIL - Philosophy
  • PHSC - Public Health Science
  • PHYS - Physics
  • PLCY - Public Policy
  • PLSC - Plant Sciences
  • PORT - Portuguese
  • PSYC - Psychology
  • PUAF - Public Policy
  • RDEV - Real Estate Development
  • RELS - Religious Studies
  • RUSS - Russian
  • SLAA - Second Language Acquisition and Application
  • SLLC - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • SOCY - Sociology
  • SPAN - Spanish
  • SPHL - Public Health
  • STAT - Statistics and Probability
  • SURV - Survey Methodology
  • TDPS - Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • THET - Theatre
  • TLPL - Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
  • TLTC - Teaching and Learning Transformation Center
  • TOXI - Toxicology
  • UMEI - Maryland English Institute
  • UNIV - University Courses
  • URSP - Urban Studies and Planning
  • USLT - Latina/o Studies
  • VMSC - Veterinary Medical Sciences
  • WGSS - Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • WMST - Women's Studies

Student Support-

University of Maryland's International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) assists international students with transforming to the U.S. guiding on immigration needs, and making the most of their academic experience at the University of Maryland. ISSS also supports the campus community involved with international educational exchange in the whole process of bringing international visitors to campus, or in sending Maryland faculty and students abroad for their further achievements.

International Student Contact-

Students can submit their documents electronically to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). They can even walk into the office and meet advisors. 

Office walk-in timings- Monday - Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

International Student & Scholar Services
1126 H.J. Patterson Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-314-7740
Fax: 301-314-3280 

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Maryland put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Maryland College Park is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of challenges. Division of Student Affairs in University of Recreation and Wellness allows students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to holistic situations. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The different dimensions of well-being are- Emotional, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual and Cultural.

Food & Drink-

University of Maryland- College Park dining services has a variety of vibrant food scenes. They run dining halls, cafes, grocery shops and a restaurant on the campus. From vegan to home style comfort food everything is available, there is a wide variety of options keeping in mind the nutritional value of food to provide their students best. 

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the university to have fun like; College Park Aviation Museum, Lake Artemisia, Xfinity Centre, Paint Branch Trail (Prince George's County), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Centre, Capitol One field Maryland Stadium and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University of Maryland College Park is at priority. Student’s safety is in the hands of the University of Maryland Police Department. In case of need or if any mishap occurs, students can contact or report to the police department at 301- 406-3333. The police are available 24/7 to provide safety and security to the university community.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Maryland College Park are- 

  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Average Academic Score

  • GPA- 3.5
  • IB-43
  • Percentage- 85%
  • Acceptance Rate- 48%

Average Entrance Score 

  • GMAT-600
  • IELTS- 7
  • TOEFL- 100
  • SAT-1385
  • ACT- 32
  • GRE-313
  • GRE Quantitative- 155
  • GRE Verbal- 158

Additional Materials- proof of specialized certification, writing samples etc.

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Maryland College Park in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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Masters: Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

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University of Maryland College Park Deadlines

Undergraduate: January 20

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

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