University Of Maryland
UMD is a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni. 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. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.”
ACADEMICS: UMD offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Their falculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. “Our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.”
ATHLETICS: More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 19 intercollegiate sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 16 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse.
ARTS: At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. UMD’s campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library.
As prescribed by the Board of Regents, the university expects you, at a minimum, to have completed the following course work by high school graduation:
- Four years of english
- Four years of math, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students who complete Algebra II prior to their final year must complete the four-year mathematics requirement by taking a course or courses that utilize non-trivial algebra. Examples of courses meeting this requirement include Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus and successor courses, Statistics, and College Algebra.
- Three years of history or social science
- Three years of science in at least two different areas, with at least two lab experiences
- Two years of foreign language
The most competitive applicants exceed these minimum requirements, earning a strong A-/B+ or better average in their high school coursework while taking several honors and/or Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses and additional academic electives. Be sure to review our application checklist for a list of all required materials for a complete application.
For more information: https://www.umd.edu/