Step 1: Select

Find a degree program that matches your passions, interests, and career aspirations.

Step 2: Apply

Apply to the university offering your desired program and select Shady Grove as your preferred campus.

Step 3: Achieve

Benefit from USG’s full array of student and academic services, small class sizes, and personalized attention.

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.

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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.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional insight or contact us to learn more about the USG campus.

WHY CHOOSE USG?

I wanted to earn my bachelor's degree and save money by living at home, so USG was the perfect fit. USG offers quality academic programs along with a thriving student life, which makes me think of USG as my second home.
- Mario Angulo Alvarado, B.A. History/Political Science, UMBC