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 Penn State ($35,514).
  • It is harder to admit to UMD than Penn State.
  • Penn State has more students with 46,810 students while UMD has 40,709 students.
  • Penn State has more full-time faculties with 2,994 faculties while UMD has 1,849 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Maryland-College Park and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
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UMDPenn State
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UMDvs.Penn State
College Park, MarylandLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
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$10,955
Out-Of-State$38,636
Tuition & Fees
In-State$18,450
Out-Of-State$35,514
51% ($10,156)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)-
$10,156Average Amount of Financial Aid-
44.50 %Acceptance Rates50.31 %
27.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.85 %
1,420SAT Score-
32ACT Score-
88 %Graduation Rate-
8 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate93 %
40,709Student Population46,810
1,849Number of Faculties2,994
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, 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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