Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Native American: 0%
The University is extremely open and supportive of students who practice non-traditional sexual preferences. UMD recently introduced an LGBT major/minor, and one of the most popular events on campus is the "Pride Prom," which is hosted every year by the Pride Alliance. The liberal movement on campus means students are not afraid to rally to show their support for causes like gay marriage, equal partner benefits, and gender equality.
One of Maryland's greatest strengths is its hot bed of political activity. The Op-Ed columns in the school newspaper are constantly rallying for change and reform, and students aren't afraid to express their political views, even if they are not with the liberal majority. Students on this campus have a voice, and being close to the nation's capital makes them even more apt to use it.
People from all over attend UMCP, and although out-of-staters do pick up the bulk of the tuition check, there is about zero class discrimination on campus.
Most Common Religions
Judaism and Christianity are the most prevalent religions on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are nearly 600 campus groups at UMCP and a good number of them are successful, fun organizations created and maintained by minorities at Maryland.
Did You Know?
Many political figures have come to Maryland, most notably Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.