The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UMD has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,636) than UI ($31,905).
  • It is harder to admit to UMD than UI.
  • UMD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,240) than UI (1,240).
  • UMD has higher submitted ACT score (26) than UI (26).
  • UMD has more students with 40,709 students while UI has 30,318 students.
  • UI has more full-time faculties with 2,485 faculties while UMD has 1,849 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Iowa and University of Maryland-College Park.
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UIvs.UMD
Iowa City, IowaLocationCollege Park, Maryland
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$9,942
Out-Of-State$31,905
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,955
Out-Of-State$38,636
65% ($9,528)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($10,659)
$9,528Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,659
86.04 %Acceptance Rates44.50 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.53 %
1,240SAT Score1,420
26ACT Score32
74 %Graduation Rate88 %
18 %Transfer-out Rate8 %
88 %Retention Rate95 %
30,318Student Population40,709
2,485Number of Faculties1,849
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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