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Within our 12 colleges and more than 90 majors for undergraduates you will find a remarkable breadth and depth of academic pursuits for you to explore.

Our colleges are researching hot topics such as alternative energy, advising federal officials on homeland security, working with the state to reduce children’s obesity and investigating many other pressing issues. You can work side-by-side with faculty at the top of their fields: Pulitzer Prize recipients, Nobel laureates, and Emmy and Tony winners. Numbering more than 4,000, our faculty also include world-renowned performers, successful entrepreneurs and big-name journalists, all ready to share their experiences and expertise with you.

We're fighting world hunger. Building sustainable housing. Saving the Chesapeake Bay. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is at the heart of the University of Maryland's original land-grant mission to serve the state and improve the quality of life in Maryland and beyond.

At the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, you can help build a sustainable future. The undergraduate architecture program, with its close-knit community and unparalleled location, will give you unique opportunities to explore a range of disciplines - including urban studies, real estate development and historic preservation - and to practice the craft.

In the College of Arts and Humanities, you'll study past and present cultures, investigate the human experience and develop excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

Students and faculty in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) explore individual and group behavior as well as political, social, legal and economic institutions.

At the Robert H. Smith School of Business, we'll prepare you to succeed in a competitive global economy. Ranked among the nation's top 20 undergraduate business schools, it's home to outstanding faculty with real-world experience, cutting-edge research and lots of connections.

At the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, we bring together different fields to make important discoveries.

Get teaching experience in some of the largest school systems in the country. Create after-school programs in El Salvador. Or observe and research at the Center for Young Children, a preschool on campus. Education changes lives, and at the College of Education, it's doing just that by training outstanding teachers, administrators, counselors and more and conducting cutting-edge research.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering is consistently ranked among the world's top engineering schools. Its eight academic programs offer endless opportunities to explore, and our location near Washington, D.C., will give you access to federal research labs and major technology corporations to land internships and jobs.

Building upon our strong foundation in library science and information studies, the College of Information Studies, or iSchool, has grown into an education and research powerhouse in human-computer interaction, digital libraries, cloud computing , information access, e-government and social media. Our tight-knit learning community is driven by the pursuit of big ideas and new discoveries, to imagine how we can empower citizens, inspire communities, energize economies and sustain democracies.

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism will prepare you for an exciting and rapidly evolving field while grounding you in the fundamentals. You'll dive into specialty courses to study reporting on sports, public affairs, science, health, business, and war coverage.

Haven't picked a major? Don't worry: More than a third of freshmen come here undecided too. The Office of Letters and Sciences provides a home for you while you explore your options. Through advising and workshops, we help you choose the major that's the best fit for you.

Our pre-professional programs are considered advising programs, not undergraduate majors, and they prepare students for postgraduate studies. On the admissions application, be sure to indicate your interest in a pre-professional program along with your choice of major. 

Pre-Health

Pre-Law

Pre-Veterinary

The School of Public Health takes on the most pressing public health issues facing our local communities, the nation and the world.

The School of Public Policy offers a diverse array of academic, executive, and research programs for the diverse needs of students, scholars, policy leaders, organizational staff, and citizens. Many can be customized to better address specific interests.

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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?


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You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 


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You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that Maryland is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 

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Finance

Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance 100 Best Values in Public Colleges: 8th for in-state and 10th for out-of-state.


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You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at Maryland. 

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