University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is located in the city of College Park near Washington D.C. A large public research University, Maryland’s beautiful campus is home to a total enrollment just over 37,000. This is a social campus, where Greek life and sports are huge. College Park is the closest to campus, but students are not shy about saying that as a college town there’s not much there, instead choosing to hop on the metro to eat well in downtown D.C or nearby Baltimore and Annapolis, a half hour MARC train ride.


Stay: The Hotel |  Breakfast: The Bagel Place

Lunch: Slice's  | Dinner: Nando's

Visitor Information: Tour Maryland

Stay: Newly opened, and right outside the UMD gates is The Hotel offering great accommodations and amenities. On the University of Maryland campus is the College Park Marriott Hotel. Most alumni, families, and friends stay there when they come for a visit.  There are other hotels close by such as a Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and the Best Western.

Coffee: The University of Maryland campus is located on Rt. 1.  There are two places students go for coffee, Starbucks or The Bagel Place. The Bagel Place has amazing iced coffee and, if you are running late, it’s quick. With over 600 board games and unbeatable cappuccino,  head over to Board and Brew.

Breakfast: A great place for breakfast is The Bagel Place. They have at least 15 types of bagels as well as a variety of specialty bagel sandwiches. The Terrapin is a must - a bagel with cream cheese and melted cheese or their pizza bagels. The Bagel Place is usually quick during the week. On weekends, be prepared for a wait. The Silver Diner is just a 6 minute drive away - we hear the blueberry pancakes are off the charts!

Lunch: Pizza lovers will be happy at Slices or Blaze Pizza. Route 1 has many chain restaurants such as Noodles&Co. and Chipotle. One of the favorites is Jason’s Deli.  It has a great salad bar, soups, and sandwiches.  Open for lunch or dinner, The Jerk Pit is a good choice for Caribbean food.



Casual: Looney’s Pub, Bentley's and Cornerstone all have a variety of good menu options.  Everyone raves about the chicken at Nando's. If you like sushi, then Hanami or Wasabi are good choices! For a good burger, head to Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace.


A Step Up: The great thing about the University of Maryland is that it is close to Washington D.C. where you can find a plethora of good restaurants. If you want to stay close to campus, go to Busboys and Poets.

Local Attractions: It is fun to go to Georgetown, the Washington D.C. Zoo or visit the Monuments. Baltimore is a short drive away where you could take a ride on the Dragon Boats or go to an Orioles game.

— Quotes From Campus —

Maryland is an amazing school filled with great academics and fun student activities.
— Parker
The best thing to do at UMD on a nice sunny day is to sit on the mall and take in all of your surroundings - the people, the beautiful buildings and the Maryland pride.
— Alexa
The school spirit, whether it is walking to class, sitting in a restaurant or at a sporting event, everyone bleeds UMD pride.
— Larissa





Testudo the Terrapin

School Colors

Black, White, Red & Gold

Acceptance Rate


Common Application




Early Action/Decision

Early Action


Average - 1380


Average - 31




Big - 26,170 Undergraduates




Admissions Office

Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742-5235

(p) (301) 314-8385
(f) (301) 314-9693

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Kevin Plank
Larry David

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