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About The University of Maryland

The University of Maryland

The University of Maryland 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 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 49 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.7 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion dollar fundraising campaign.

The University of Maryland is ranked No. 21 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and No. 14 among public universities by Forbes. The Institute of Higher Education, which ranks the world’s top universities based on research, puts Maryland at No. 38 in the world, No. 29 nationally and No. 13 among U.S. public research institutions. The university is also one of the top 10 highest-rated D.C.-area employers, according to Glassdoor.com.

The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-third of the student population. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit www.umd.edu.

Facts, Figures, Rankings and History

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a major public research university located on 1,250 acres of rolling land on the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University – Extensive, and has Division I NCAA Athletics. For a summary of 2013 facts and figures, including enrollment, budget, program numbers and more, check out the 2013 Fact Card.