Just the Facts

Location: College Park, Maryland
Nearest major city: Washington, D.C., eight miles from campus

1856: Maryland Agricultural College chartered
Flagship of the University System of Maryland

Fall 2014 undergraduate enrollment: 26,658
75.9% Maryland residents
24.1% Non-Maryland residents
133 countries represented

Colleges: 10 (enrolling undergraduates)
Majors: 90+
Student-to-teacher ratio: 18:1

Fall 2014 freshman profile:
GPA: 4.19
SAT middle 50%: 1260-1410
ACT middle 50%: 28-32

Fall 2011 transfer profile:
GPA: 3.41

Campus clubs and organizations: 800+
NCAA Division I teams: 20

Rankings
U.S. News & World Report (2014)
No. 21 among national public universities

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance  (2014)
No. 1 among 30 best college values in the mid-Atlantic
No. 7 among 100 best values in public higher education for in-state students
No. 14 among 100 best values in public higher education for out-of-state students

Academic Ranking of World Universities (2013)
No. 38 in the world

Princeton Review Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs (2014)
No. 15 among undergradute programs

Forbes America’s Top Colleges (2013)
No. 14 among public colleges

Peace Corps’ 25 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges (2013)
No. 24 in the large school category

The Sierra Club’s America’s Greenest Universities (2013)
No. 13 among U.S colleges and universities

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