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UMD Ranked Top 100 in U.S. News Best Global Universities

October 29, 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland ranks No. 51 in the first U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings, which recognize the top 500 institutions from nearly 50 countries.

Aerial view of M Circle, intramural fields and campus drive.Universities were measured by their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. The rankings focused on factors such as global research reputation, publications, and international collaborations.

UMD was also ranked among the top 25 in four subject rankings:

  • Physics – No. 18
  • Geoscience – No. 15
  • Space science – No. 21
  • Economics and business – No. 25

Nine additional subjects at UMD made the top 100, including computer science, social science and public health, environment/ecology, psychology, engineering, agriculture, microbiology, plant and animal science, and chemistry.

In addition to being recognized in the top 100 of the Best Global Universities, UMD is ranked No. 43 in the world according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), which ranks the world's top universities based on research.

For the full listing of the Best Global Universities, click here.