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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742-5235
Phone: (301)314-8385
Fax: (301)314-9693
Online Application:
Email/Contact Info:

Application Dates and Fees

Application Deadline: January 20
Application Fee: $55
Fee waiver available for students with financial need:
Early Action Offered:
Early Action Deadline: December 1
Early Decision Offered:
Early Decision Deadline:

Admissions Criteria

Academic Criteria
  Rigor of high school classes
  Class rank
  Academic GPA
  Standardized test scores
  Application Essay
Non-Academic Criteria
  Extracurricular activities
  Character/Personal qualities
  First generation
  Alumni/ae relation
  Geographical residence
  State residency
  Religious affiliation / Commitment
  Racial/Ethnic status
  Volunteer work
  Work experience
  Level of applicant’s interest
Admissions Criteria Key
  = Very Important   = Important   = Considered   = Not Considered


Selectivity (% of Applicants Admitted): 39%
Yield (% Accepted that Enroll): 36%
  Male Female
Applied 13,470 14,584
Accepted 5,498 5,491
Enrolled 2,081 1,834
  SAT Scores ACT Scores
Percent of Freshman Submitting: 95%

Wait List Policy

Place students on a waiting list:
# of applicants offered a place on waiting list:
# accepting a place on the waiting list:
# of wait-listed students admitted:
% of students admitted from waiting list:

Transfer Admission

Accept transfer students:
Accept transfers students in:

High School Credits

Required/recommended high school credits for applicants:
Subject Recommended Required
  English 4
  Foreign Language 2
  Mathematics 4 3
  Science 3
  Science Lab 2
  Social Studies 3

SAT and ACT Policies

Use SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions:
Policy for the following tests:
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only
SAT only
SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT Writing Component Required

GPA/Class Rank of Entering Freshmen

Average High School GPA of Freshmen: 3.9
Percent of entering freshmen by GPA:
GPA % of Freshmen
3.75-4.0 65%
3.5-3.74 17%
3.25-3.49 11%
3.0-3.24 5%
2.5-2.99 2%
2.0-2.49 0%
1.0-1.99 0%
0.0-0.99 0%
Percent of entering freshmen by Class Rank:
Class Rank % of Freshmen
Top 10% 73%
Top 25% 91%
Top 50% 99%
Bottom 25%
Bottom 50% 1%

Test Scores of Freshman Class

SAT Scores 25th
  SAT Math 600 700
  SAT Critical Reading 570 680
  SAT Writing
ACT Scores
  ACT Composite
  ACT Math
  ACT English

Percent of entering freshmen with the following SAT and ACT scores:
Score Range SAT Critical Reading SAT Math SAT Writing
  700-800 17% 30%
  600-699 49% 46%
  500-599 27% 18%
  400-499 7% 6%
  300-399 0% 0%
  200-299 0% 0%
Score Range ACT Composite ACT Math ACT English

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS database. Survey files used include Institutional Characteristics, Enrollments and Student Financial Aid; Survey years include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. The information on this page is believed to be accurate for the 2009 school year, though College Toolkit does not guarantee such accuracy.