The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offers 80 in-demand degree programs from nine Maryland public universities. Students can choose to finish the last two years of an undergraduate degree or earn a graduate degree on the Shady Grove campus. There is no separate application for USG. Students looking to enroll in a program at USG apply directly to the university offering their desired program and follow that school’s admission requirements. On the application, they simply select Shady Grove as their preferred campus.
Students are taught by the same professors, take the same courses, and have the same curriculum as students enrolled in that program at their university’s main campus. Students take their classes at USG, but earn their degree from the university offering their program. There is no mention of USG on the diploma.
Choosing the USG campus means choosing quality, convenience, and affordability. Students at USG are held to the same high-quality admissions, academic, and graduation standards as students at their university's main campus, but they benefit from additional scholarships, small classes, and personalized support.
Browse the programs offered at USG, and click on any that interest you to learn more and find contact information for program-specific representatives who can help you determine your next steps in the transfer and/or application process.
Is USG the Right Fit?
Students at USG get access to a great education while being able to balance work and family life at our conveniently located campus in Montgomery County. USG provides all of the academic and support services you need to be successful as both a student and professional, including:
- Financial aid and scholarship support
- Tutoring, writing support, study skills workshops, and disability support services
- Internships, job placement and career coaching
- Student organizations, leadership opportunities, and on-campus events
- Services for veterans and international students
- Personal counseling and consultation
- Library, café, bookstore, and recreation center
In addition, classes at USG are small, with an average size of only 35 students. Professors will not only know your name, but also your goals.
Learn About USG Virtually with USG 101
If you are unable to visit USG in person, USG 101 offers several resources online to learn about the campus. Watch an overview presentation about USG, browse through documents to learn more about how our campus works, discover the benefits of studying at USG, get specific information on undergraduate majors, hear from current students, and explore other topics that may be of interest to you.