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Academics 

41,000+ students
 
12 schools and colleges
 
102 undergraduate majors, 115 master's programs and 84 doctoral programs
 
300+ study abroad destinations
 
29 living-learning programs
 
9 million titles in 8 libraries and online  
 
No. 19 public research institution—U.S. News & World Report
 
No. 11 among Forbes’ Top Public Colleges
 
No. 15 among U.S. public institutions ranked as Best Global Schools by U.S. News & World Report
 
No. 50 in Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities
 
No. 10 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for in-state students
 
No. 6 overall and No. 3 among public universities for undergraduate entrepreneurship—The Princeton Review/Entrepreneurship magazine
 
14 Fulbright scholars in 2019-20; 50+ students and scholars accepted Fulbright grants in last 5 years
 

Student Life

800+ student clubs
 
Students from 50 states and 105 countries
 
No. 1 college in the nation for LGBTQ+ students—Campus Pride and BestColleges.com
 
No. 32 producer of minority graduates with bachelor’s degrees—Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
 

Faculty

4,468 faculty members
 
58 members of the national academies
 
2 Nobel laureates
 
3 Pulitzer Prize winners 
 
1 Emmy winner and 1 Tony winner
 
$1+ billion annually in research funding with the University of Maryland, Baltimore
 

Additional Facts 

Founded in 1856
 
1,340-acre campus 
 
388,000 alums
 
 
*Last updated October 2020
 

 

About

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.

DO GOOD 

Introducing The Nation's First Do Good Campus Transforming Idealism into Impact 

Academics

Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 


The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.

Arts

At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.

Events

December 3
5:00pm - 6:00pm
December 10
5:00pm - 6:00pm
December 11
8:00pm - 10:00pm
December 31
7:00pm

Athletics

Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 20 intercollegiate sports—12 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 19 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men's lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 32 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Our Commitment to Student-Athletes

At the University of Maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramount and resolute. For our student-athletes, that means both on and off the field.
The University of Maryland is committed to accountability, transparency, and fairness and is working to ensure our program upholds the values of our University.
Learn more about our commitment.

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

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News

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Coronavirus Updates:
We have worked diligently to develop and enhance plans for reopening our campus while prioritizing the health and safety of our community members. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students have collaborated in work-groups and teams to create and maintain a physically distant, yet academically and socially rich environment for the fall semester. Our plans continue to be coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland. Latest 4 Maryland Updates

Terps are bold, smart, curious and proud. We do good, in our communities and out in the world. We are fearless. And we are always looking to expand our ranks. Interested in becoming a University of Maryland student? This is where to start.

 

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