University of Maryland-College Park (UM)

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UM can be found in College Park, MD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Maryland-College Park number about 42,000 per year, and is one of the largest colleges in the state.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UM. A score in the range of 1280 - 1470 on the SAT exam, or 29 - 34 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Maryland-College Park (UM) average GPA ranges from 3.68 to 3.96 for accepted students. 44% of all those who apply are granted admission to UM, from which 29 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Maryland-College Park (UM) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 42%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Maryland-College Park (UM) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maryland-College Park was reported as 44.2% in Fall 2020 with over 33,000 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UM ACT Scores: 29 - 34
  • UM Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Maryland-College Park?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Maryland-College Park is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Maryland-College Park has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.1%
  • 2017-2018: 44.5%
  • 2018-2019: 47.2%
  • 2019-2020: 44.2%
  • Projected UM Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 42.4%

How Does University of Maryland-College Park (UM) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Maryland-College Park is twenty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
George Washington University40.8%
American University36.1%
Georgetown University14.4%
George Mason University86.7%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County61.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Maryland-College Park (UM) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 710
Math650 - 760
Total Score1280 - 1470
ACT®Score Range
English30 - 35
Math27 - 33
Composite Score29 - 34
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