Universities in Maryland

University of Maryland


University Information

Location: College Park, Maryland
Founded: 1856
Undergraduate Students: 27 400
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public university
Website: www.umd.edu

About the University

The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. 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. 

Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And 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.

The university is comprised of 13 colleges:

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • College of Education
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • The Graduate School
  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • College of Information Studies
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Public Policy

Excerpt from University of Maryland’s website.

TOEFL: 90/120


Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

UMD automatically enrolls all incoming exchange students in the UMD Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP).  The SHIP health insurance is mandatory and cannot be waived, even if students already have coverage.

The cost of SHIP insurance is approximately $650.00 per semester.

AIG is not accepted.

Living on-campus:  Undergraduate students ARE guaranteed housing as long as they complete the online housing application
the Department of Resident Life website by the deadline. Instructions on how to apply for on-campus
housing are provided in the post-acceptance documents on MyEA. Students can only apply for housing
after they have been accepted and assigned a student and university ID number.

Cost: $5,959.00 – $9,283.00 per year*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.

$40.00 per semester

The average budget per month is: $600-700

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $8,000.00 per semester.