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University of Maryland Rankings



Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2016

(Dec. 2016)

  • Ranked 8th for in-state students
  • Ranked 10th for out-of-state students
  • This marks UMD’s ninth consecutive year in the top 10


Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs 2017

(Nov. 2016)

  • UMD undergraduate programs ranked 9th overall and 5th among public schools
  • UMD graduate programs ranked 20th overall and 12th among public schools


U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2017

(Oct. 2016)

  • Ranked No. 40 globally
  • Eight subject rankings in top 50:
  • Geosciences – No. 10
  • Physics – No. 15
  • Economics and Business – No. 26
  • Space Science – No. 26
  • Arts and Humanities – No. 35
  • Environment/Ecology – No. 35
  • Computer Science – No. 38
  • Agricultural Sciences – No. 48

Four additional subjects ranked in the top 100, including chemistry, plant and animal science, psychiatry/psychology, and social sciences and public health.

Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2016-17

(Oct. 2016)

  • Ranked 67th in World University Rankings


U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings 2017

(Sept. 13, 2016)

  • Ranked 20th among public institutions
  • Ranked 25th overall for Most Innovative Schools

A. James Clark School of Engineering

  • Ranked 24th nationally for undergraduate programs.
  • The aerospace engineering specialty ranked 8th.
  • The mechanical engineering specialty ranked 16th.

Robert H. Smith School of Business

  • Ranked 19th nationally
  • Management Information Systems ranked 10th
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics ranked 11th


Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools Ranking

(Sept. 13, 2015)

  • Ranked 44th overall 
  • Ranked 2nd among Big Ten universities


The Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll

(Aug. 30, 2016)

  • Ranked in Top 20 with the highest possible Green Rating of 99 out of 99


Campus Pride's "Best of the Best" Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Universities And Colleges 2016

(Aug. 22, 2015)

  • UMD recognized as a top university for its diversity, inclusion and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016
(Aug. 15, 2015)
  • Ranked 52nd overall
  • Ranked 32nd among U.S. institutions
  • Top 25 rankings by broad subject fields:
    • Social sciences ranked 25th
  • Top 25 rankings by subject fields:
    • Computer science ranked 16th
    • Economics/Business ranked 23rd
    • Physics ranked 24th

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2016

(July 6, 2016)

  • Ranked 14th among public colleges
  • Ranked 82nd among all institutions
  • Ranked 24th Best Value College  
Times Higher Education's World Reputation Rankings 2016

(May 4, 2016)

  • Ranked in top 60 of World Reputation Rankings


U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings 2017

(March 16, 2016)

Robert H. Smith School of Business

  • Business School ranked 41st
    • The information systems specialty ranked 7th
    • The part-time MBA specialty ranked 19th

College of Education

  • College of Education ranked 26th
    • The counseling and personnel services specialty ranked 1st
    • The educational psychology specialty ranked 4th
    • The higher education administration specialty ranked 10th
    • The special education specialty ranked 13th
    • The curriculum and instruction specialty ranked 14th
    • The secondary teacher education specialty ranked 14th

A. James Clark School of Engineering

  • School of Engineering ranked 24th and online graduate program ranked 16th 
    • The aerospace engineering specialty ranked 10th
    • The electrical/electronic/communications specialty ranked 16th
    • The computer engineering specialty ranked 16th
    • The mechanical engineering specialty ranked 21th
    • The civil engineering specialty ranked 27th
    • The materials engineering specialty ranked 29th
    • The biological/agricultural specialty ranked 33rd
    • The chemical engineering specialty ranked 33rd
    • The biomedical/bioengineering specialty ranked 35th
    • The environmental specialty ranked 45th

College of Arts and Humanities

  • Master of Fine Arts program ranked 82nd 

School of Public Policy

  • School of Public Policy ranked 31st
    • The public finance and budgeting specialty ranked 11th
    • The social policy specialty ranked 18th 
    • The public management/administration specialty  ranked 24th
    • The public policy analysis specialty ranked 26th

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • The audiology specialty ranked 17th
  • The speech-pathology specialty ranked 20th
  • The clinical psychology specialty ranked 31st 
Note: U.S. News & World Report ranks business, engineering, health and education graduate programs annually, while programs and specialties in other disciplines are ranked on a rotating cycle. For UMD’s most recent graduate rankings in other areas, including Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Humanities; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Information Studies; Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences; Public Policy; Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS); Information Studies; Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS); and Arts and Humanities, scroll to the bottom of this page. 
Business First's U.S. Public Colleges Rankings 2016

(Feb. 23, 2016)

  • Ranked 11th among four-year public institutions
  • Ranked 3rd among public Big Ten universities 
Peace Corps' 25 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges 2016

(Feb. 19, 2016)

  • Ranked 11th in the large school category
  • 41 undergraduate alumni currently serving as volunteers overseas
  • Since the Peace Corps' inception, 1,214 UMD alumni have served


Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back 2016

(Feb. 3, 2016)

  • Ranked among top 200 colleges for sixth consecutive year
  • Recognized for comprehensive aid program, wide selection of merit-based scholarships, living-and-learning communities, top-notch honors program and diverse student population. 




Past U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings

School of Public Health (2016)

  • Public Health ranked 22nd 

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (2016)

  • Veterinary Medicine ranked 19th 

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (2015) 

  • Computer science ranked 15th
    • The systems specialty ranked 13th
    • The programming language specialty ranked 13th
    • The artificial intelligence specialty ranked 16th
  • Physics ranked 14th
    • The plasma specialty ranked 3rd
    • The atomic/molecular/optical specialty ranked 6th
    • The quantum specialty ranked 8th
    • The condensed matter specialty ranked 10th
    • The cosmology/relativity/gravity specialty ranked 13th
  • Mathematics ranked 17th
    • The applied math specialty ranked 10th
  • Biological sciences ranked 55th
  • Chemistry ranked 41st
  • Earth Sciences ranked 32nd
    • The geochemistry specialty ranked 7th

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (2014) 

  • Criminology ranked 1st 
  • Economics ranked 22nd 
  • Sociology ranked 24th 
    • The sex and gender specialty ranked 6th 
    • The sociology of population specialty ranked 10th 
  • Political science ranked 28th
  • Psychology ranked 40th 

College of Information Studies (2014)

  • Library and Information Studies ranked 10th 
    • Archives and preservation was ranked 7th 
    • School library media ranked 7th  
    • Services for children and youth ranked 7th 
    • Information systems ranked 10th 
    • The digital librarianship specialty ranked 12th 

College of Arts and Humanities (2014)

  • English ranked 32nd
    • The African American literature specialty ranked 8th 
    • The American literature before 1865 specialty ranked 8th 
  • History ranked 36th
    • The African American history specialty ranked 12th