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The University of Maryland - College Park

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Students who got into UMD/UMaryland-College Park:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (25), Grades (51), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (23)
Just applied, application was super easyApr 15 2020Communications
Just applied, application was super easy. No recommendations were required, at least for me as a transfer student.
I took all of the highest levels of coursesDec 22 2017PreMed and Medical
I took all of the highest levels of courses offered by my school (IB Diploma program) and maintained a B average. I had one big extracurricular activity that I could talk about and use to market myself, while keeping just one or two minor activities (like sports). I think what mainly got me into this University was that I always singed up for the highest level of whatever was offered. Just go for the hardest and take it. If you at least do that, getting a 4.0 or trying to have perfect grades will not matter as much; I definitely did not and even got a couple C's in high school.
UMD focuses heavily on test scores and GPA (evenJun 17 2016Computer Engineering
UMD focuses heavily on test scores and GPA (even if they say they look at 20-some factors). Make sure you have a solid above average test score as well as GPA and show that you are genuinely interested in coming here when you apply.
ACT: 35 Male
2.85 transfer GPAMar 01 2015Biology
2.85 transfer GPA. It was super easy
I got 3.3 560 math 500 reading 500 writingMar 13 2014Economics
I got 3.3 560 math 500 reading 500 writing. Philanthropy in Africa. Essays were stellar. Held a job at the UPS store for 2 years and highlighted that. Parents are teacher and lawyer both with graduate degrees, they do take into account this because it shows that you are not an at risk person for not graduating if your parents graduated. Went to a high school that has a good reputation with UMD. You're competing with the students at your high school to get into a particular college, so it really depends on how they stack up compared to you. Apply early deadline. Honestly, if you're from Maryland do a favor and do not come here, it is the same thing as high school from our towns. Be different, If you're from the suburbs of DC, look at Towson, its at least a different city/culture than college park being that it is a suburb of baltimore.
SAT: 1540 Male
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