University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)

College Park, MD

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Economics
Animal Sciences
Environmental Science
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Food Science
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources/Conservation
Other Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Iranian / Persian Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Music Performance
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration
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
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Other Engineering
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Family and Community Services

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health Services Administration
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Other Public Health
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Museology/Museum Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society

Library Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Conservation Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Demography and Population Studies
East Asian Studies
Educational Psychology
Gay/Lesbian Studies
Latin American Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Social Sciences
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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UMD Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave University of Maryland, College Park 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1968

Academics Rating

Although the situation in the 1960's was significantly different than today (e.g., there were few "non-traditional students and the concept of diversity had yet to be embraced), the academics were rigorous and thorough. Some classes were huge (100s), others were delightfully small. Any faculty with whom I would have studied are retired or deceased, so my comments on faculty quality would be outdated. As I progressed in academia (i.e., earning a Ph. D. and ranked faculty position at a well regarded east coast university), I developed collegial relationships with many contemporary faculty members in the College of Education. To a person, each was bright, well educated, an excellent researcher, and widely published. It is a great university, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the breadth and depth of an academic experience.

UMD Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.10
Retention Rate 94%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August, November, December, January, April, May, June, and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Sea Semester

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: biomedical science research, medical technology

Class Sizes at University of Maryland, College Park

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 35%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 49%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 35%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 49%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 61
  • Unknown and Other: 20
  • Asian: 11
  • African American: 4
  • Latino: 3
Caucasian 61
Unknown and Other 20
Asian 11
African American 4
Latino 3

Faculty at University of Maryland, College Park

Total Faculty 4,178
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 8,377
Male Faculty 2,650
Part-Time Professors 1,261
Women Faculty 1,528

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