Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD)

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University of Maryland, College Park is ranked 8 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 80 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT NA

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+23%
600-69950%
600+73%

SAT Math Score

700+38%
600-69945%
600+83%

ACT Score

30-36NA
24-29NA
24+NA

Students applied28,301
Students admitted12,637
Admission rate45%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate70%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,315
Fees$1,866
Room and board$11,758
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$23,139

Cost after need-based aid$13,851
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,457

Average debt at graduation$26,818

Out of State

Tuition$30,179
Fees$1,866
Room and board$11,758
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$45,003

Cost after need-based aid$35,715
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,321

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met75%
Average need-based aid$9,288
Average non-need-based aid$6,682

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,380

Full-Time

Men13,500
Women11,984

Part-Time

Men1,105
Women791

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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