About the Program

Department Statistics

  • Fall 2017 total undergraduate student enrollment of 492
  • Fall 2017 incoming class:
    • Average (new) SAT score (math and verbal) was 1422; 75th percentile was 1500; 25th percentile was 1360
    • Average HS GPA: 4.44
    • About 12% female
    • About 67% Maryland residents
  • Average UMD GPA for our undergraduate students: 3.34
  • Average time to degree for our undergraduate students: 4 years

2017 Degrees Awarded

  • 100 Bachelor of Science

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Enrolled Undergraduate Students
Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
422 448 492
Number of B.S. Degrees Granted
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
82 101 100
 

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