About the Program

Department Statistics

  • Fall 2016 total undergraduate student enrollment of 448
  • Fall 2016 incoming class:
    • Average SAT score (math and verbal) was 1480; 75th percentile was 1490; 25th percentile was 1355
    • Average HS GPA: 4.43
    • About 15% female
    • About 75% Maryland residents
  • Average UMD GPA for our undergraduate students: 3.4
  • Average time to degree for our undergraduate students: 4 years

2016 Degrees Awarded

  • 101 Bachelor of Science
  • 28 Master of Science
  • 11 Doctorate

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Enrolled Undergraduate Students
Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
394 422 448
Number of B.S. Degrees Granted
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
104 82 101
 

Department Overview

  • ABET accredited
  • Students can select aeronautics or astronautics track
  • All students receive a faculty advisor (20:1 student to faculty advising ratio)
  • We have an Aerospace Honors Program for our top undergraduate students
  • We offer many opportunities to get involved in co-curricular activities such as co-ops, internships, and study abroad
  • We are ranked 9th in U.S. News and World Report; 6th among public institutions

Examples of Where Our Grads Find Jobs

  • Boeing
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Honeywell
  • General Electric
  • SAIC
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Bell Helicopter
  • SpaceX
  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • NSA
  • NASA—Goddard
  • NASA—Langley
  • NASA—JPL
  • Naval Air Warfare Center
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Orbital Sciences
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Sikorsky
  • ATK/Swales Aerospace
  • a.i. Solutions