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Be A Terp

Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Explore Academics at UMD

At a time when students who have historically faced the greatest barriers to accessing higher education are being told that the admission process may become more challenging than ever, we have a clear, loud and true message: we will remain a national leader by encouraging and supporting students of all backgrounds as they apply, enroll and graduate from the University of Maryland. The educational value of campus diversity is one we will not sacrifice.

President Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland In response to the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

You will get to know the university as a world-class leader in research and teaching, entrepreneurship and innovation, and sustainability and security. But most of all, you will get to know us as caring people who are committed to the success of our university and students.

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Barbara Gill '85, M.A. '91 Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

I am proud to #BeATerp! You'll find that students and professors on campus are welcoming and want you to succeed. I'm part of an accomplished campus that values diversity, academics, and social and professional opportunities. With 800+ clubs and 100+ majors, you'll find people with the same passions as you.

Angelica G. '23 Public Policy Student

I was nervous to send my child so far away, but the support and resources at UMD have made her feel at home. She’s made great friends.

Mom of a class of ‘24 student Dorothy P.

Tuition & Aid

The University of Maryland offers an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable. We encourage you to visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore types of aid and ways to finance a higher education.


Estimated Cost of Attendance Office of Student Financial Aid LEARN ABOUT TERRAPIN COMMITMENT

Important Dates

We have several application deadlines, depending on what type of applicant you are and the semester you wish to start at the University of Maryland. Review all deadlines to determine when you should apply and when you can expect to receive an admission decision.

Early Action Deadlines

Freshman Applying for Fall

November 1

Transfers Applying for Fall

March 1

Shady Grove Applying for Fall

June 1

Transfers Applying for Spring

August 1

Shady Grove Applying for Spring

November 15