The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. Ranked No. 19 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, it has 32 academic programs in the U.S News Top 10 and 73 in the Top 25. The Institute of Higher Education (Jiao Tong University, Shanghai), which ranks the world's top universities based on research, puts Maryland at No. 38 in the world and No. 13 among U.S. public universities.
The university has produced six Nobel laureates, seven Pulitzer Prize winners, more than 40 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. 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 2012 facts and figures, including enrollment, budget, program numbers and more, check out the 2012 Fact Card.