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, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $550 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign.
The University of Maryland is ranked No. 19 among public universities and No. 21 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 16 among public universities by Forbes. According to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, UMD is ranked No. 10 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.
The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-fourth of the student population. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit www.umd.edu.