Tool December 2017

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 10 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 91 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 80%
Applicants who took ACT 42%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+24%
600-69949%
600+73%

SAT Math Score

700+39%
600-69943%
600+81%

ACT Score

30-3658%
24-2935%
24+93%

Students applied30,272
Students admitted14,568
Admission rate48%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate69%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,481
Fees$1,918
Room and board$12,082
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$23,731

Cost after need-based aid$14,287
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,060

Average debt at graduation$27,559

Out of State

Tuition$31,688
Fees$1,918
Room and board$12,082
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$46,938

Cost after need-based aid$37,494
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,267

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$61,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met66%
Average need-based aid$9,444
Average non-need-based aid$6,671

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment28,472

Full-Time

Men13,906
Women12,444

Part-Time

Men1,240
Women882

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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