Freshman Profile

Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. Terps are smart and innovative, and they value diversity.

The admitted freshmen students have a strong A-/B+ or better average in their high school coursework and enrolled in the most challenging courses available to them including honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

For students admitted to the University of Maryland for the Fall 2016 semester, the middle 50% of SAT scores ranged from 1260 to 1420, and 29-33 on the ACT. As a result 25% of the admitted students scored below a 1260 on the SAT and 25% scored above a 1420.

The Admission Committee considers all aspects of a student’s qualifications and offers admission to the most competitive applicants in order to build a talented, diverse and interesting freshman class. For best consideration we encourage students to apply by the Priority Application Deadline.

For the Fall 2016 freshmen class, we received nearly 30,200 applications for a class of 4,075.

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