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University of Maryland University College: Narrative Description


3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783
Tel: (301)985-7000; Admissions: (301)985-7000; Fax: (301)985-7678; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Maryland. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees (offers primarily part-time evening and weekend degree programs at more than 30 off-campus locations in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, and more than 180 military communities in Europe and Asia with military enrollment not reflected in this profile; associate of arts program available to military students only). Founded 1947. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Total enrollment: 25,857. Faculty: 1,023 (76 full-time, 947 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 994 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,597 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 15,536 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 41 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 33% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 83% 25 or older, 23% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5208 full-time, $217 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9576 full-time, $399 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Information and Library Services plus 1 other with 5,807 books, 31 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 375 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The administrative site is located at College Park, a small town of 25,000. Programs are offered at more than 30 locations throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area.

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