Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina
Engineering college can be a minefield, even for those who come from a background of good grades and high test scores. We know that you want to get into an engineering program that is right for you, and we’re here to help. This set of guides will provide some step-by-step advice on how to maximize your chances of getting into the school of your dreams.
For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 44.18% at University of Maryland-College Park where a total of 33,012 students applied and 14,585 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,375 and the average ACT score is 32. It requires four items and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to University of Maryland-College Park.
|Open Admission Policy||✗|
|Undergraduate Application Fees||$75|
|Graduate Application Fees||$75|
|Average Test Scores||1,375 SAT / 32 ACT|
|Credits Accepted||Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training|
University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) is ranked No. 20 in Best Engineering Schools. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts
For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 44.18% where a total of 33,012 students (16,027 men and 16,985 women) have applied to UMD and 14,585 (6,801 men and 7,784 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 2,074 male and 2,205 female students have enrolled into UMD and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 29.34%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
|Yield (Enrollment Rate)||29.34%||30.50%||28.33%|
University of Maryland-College Park requires 4 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) and recommends 3 articles (High School Rank, Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at University of Maryland-College Park
|High School GPA||✔|
|High School Rank||✓|
|High School Record (or Transcript)||✔|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||✓|
|Formal Demonstration of Competencies||✗|
|Admission Test Scores||✔|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)||✗|
Average SAT and ACT Scores
At UMD, 3,264 applicants (76% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,022 applicants (24%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,375 and the average ACT score is 32 at UMD. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,470 and 25th percentile score is 1,280. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 102 and the 25th percentile score is 86. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at UMD.
|||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||630||710|
Current UMD Students
The A. James Clark School of Engineering is considered a Limited Enrollment Program. Current UMD students interested in declaring engineering as their major must first complete a specific set of gateway requirements and should then submit a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP) application as an internal transfer student.
Internal Transfer students are those students who are currently enrolled at the University of Maryland who have not yet been admitted into the Clark School (e.g. students in Letters & Sciences and other majors on campus).
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external transfer students.
- Completion of MATH 141 with minimum grade of B- or better.
- Completion of PHYS 161 with a minimum grade of B- or better.
- Completion of either CHEM 135 or CHEM 271 or CHEM 134 with a minimum grade of C- or better. (Students who take CHEM 134 must also complete CHEM 131 with a C-).
Limited Enrollment Programs guidelines:
- Only one gateway course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. When more than one course can satisfy a gateway requirement, taking a second course from the list will count as a repeat. (Please note that a grade of “W” is considered an attempt and must be repeated).
- Students may apply only once to an LEP.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 after admission to an LEP. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the major.
Note: The Clark School of Engineering will accept a “P” passing grade for any gateway course completed during the Spring 2020 semester. More information about COVID-19 and Spring 2020 considerations can be found on the following webpage.