University of Maryland


University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is a global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, and home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics.

Our 12 schools and colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate majors, which provide students with a remarkable variety of academic pursuits to explore. Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty at the top of their fields: Pulitzer Prize recipients, Nobel laureates, and Emmy and Tony winners.

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university. As one of the original land-grant institutions in the United States and the first “Do Good” campus, the university remains committed to social entrepreneurship. Be part of a community that reflects the diversity of our state, our nation and our world–where that diversity is active, vibrant and embraced. Our students, faculty and staff form our core and bring our campus community to life by providing a richness of viewpoints, perspectives, ideals, lifestyles and personalities.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Journalism
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health
  • Computer Science
  • Humanities

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Commuter Student Services

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Want to be part of University of Maryland's next class of talented, diverse and interesting students? Creating just that kind of class is the goal of the Admission Committee.

High school students and students with fewer than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of university-level credit beyond secondary school should apply as freshman applicants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the early action deadline to receive priority consideration for admission to the university, merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs. Freshman applicants who apply for admission to the fall semester are also automatically considered for admission to the spring semester.


Transfer students play a pivotal role on campus, where they bring unique perspectives from their college studies as well as diverse backgrounds, geographic origins and personal experiences.

High school graduates who have completed at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours at a regionally accredited university should apply as transfer applicants.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits or placements tests cannot be used toward this requirement. Students in the process of completing 12 college credits are encouraged to email us prior to submitting an application at, using the subject line 12 Credits In-Progress Transfer Applicant for guidance on how to complete their application.

At this time, transfer applicants must use MyCoalition to submit their University of Maryland admission application. 

Additional Information

Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education at the University of Maryland.

Visit us

You can only learn so much about a university from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not truly know until you experience it for yourself from anywhere around the world with our virtual tour.

Interested in seeing one of our top-notch athletic facilities? Want to have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy? How about some good luck from rubbing the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues? Get all your questions answered during one of our many visit opportunities. It won’t be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years.

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Admissions office

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School location

Mitchell Building, 7999 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742, United States of America

Phone number

301.314.TERP (8377)