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Admissions and Requirements

What do you need to get into UMD
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 15497 replies1042 threads Senior Member
    edited February 14
    Have you looked at their website? Do that and then come back here with questions that are not answered on the website.
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  • CocoEarbud843CocoEarbud843 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you for the response!! And yes I've been all over the website but I was wondering like what are people's SAT scores as well as GPA and how much weight is thrown into extra curricular activities.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 15497 replies1042 threads Senior Member
    edited February 14
    From their Common Data Set:
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile
    SAT Composite 1290 1460
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 630 720
    SAT Math 650 760
    ACT Composite 29 33

    Percent who had GPA of 4.0 93.14%
    Percent who had GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 0.19%
    Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74 3.19%
    Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 1.50%
    Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 1.19%
    Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 0.50%
    Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 0.29%
    Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 0.00%
    Percent who had GPA below 1.0 0.00%
    Totals should = 100% 100.00%

    Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA: 4.32
    Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA: 98.02%

    https://irpa.umd.edu/InstitutionalData/cds.html


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  • adlgeladlgel 827 replies34 threads Member
    You should also review the thread about the current EA acceptances to see the stats of people who were accepted.
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  • thenttthentt 47 replies0 threads Junior Member
    UMD's 26 factors for admission may be of interest to some. (you can google) It is their official statement on admissions criteria. Of course each individual criteria probably carries a a different weight.
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  • thenttthentt 47 replies0 threads Junior Member
    For years UMD has reported an average GPA of 4.2 -4.3. This is obviously a WEIGHTED average even though it is constantly reported as GPA. Looking at the percentiles above I am inclined to believe what they published was WGPA regardless of how they labeled it. UMD is difficult to get into for sure but 93% with a 4.0 that is not weighted? That's higher than Harvard (93% above 3.75).
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