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UMD Named Top 20 Public University by U.S. News

September 9, 2014

Alana Carchedi 301-405-0235

Best CollegesCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has been ranked No. 20 among national public universities in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, released today. This is the 12th year that the university has been ranked in the top 20.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business was ranked 21st nationally, with six specialties ranked in the top 25:

  • Management information systems ranked 6th,
  • Supply chain management/logistics 9th,
  • Entrepreneurship 13th,
  • Management 14th,
  • Marketing 17th, and
  • Finance 25th.

In addition, the A. James Clark School of Engineering was ranked 22nd nationally. Its aerospace engineering specialty ranked 10th and mechanical engineering specialty ranked 21st.

The university was also touted by U.S. News for its first-year freshmen experience and learning communities.

The full U.S. News rankings are available at