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40,800+ students
12 schools and colleges
106 undergraduate majors, 118 master's programs and 85 doctoral programs
Nearly 300 study abroad destinations
28 living-learning programs
9 million titles in 7 libraries and online  
No. 19 public national university and No. 46 overall—U.S. News & World Report
No. 6 graduation rate among primarily residential public universities—The Chronicle of Higher Education
No. 12 among U.S. public institutions ranked as Best Global Schools—U.S. News & World Report
No. 13 among public universities—Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges
No. 50 in Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities
No. 5 overall and No. 4 among public universities for undergraduate entrepreneurship—The Princeton Review/Entrepreneurship magazine
No. 8 for Black or African American undergraduates who later achieve doctoral degrees—National Science Foundation
20 Fulbright students and scholars in 2023-24, making UMD a "Top Producer" of Fulbrights—The Chronicle of Higher Education


$1.23 billion combined research expenditures in FY22 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore
No. 11 among public institutions for research and development spending and No. 19 overall in the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development Survey
No. 9 among U.S. public institutions for patents awarded in 2023, along with other USM institutions—National Academy of Inventors 

Student Life

800+ student clubs
Students from 49 states and 127 countries
No. 1 college in the nation for LGBTQ+ students—Campus Pride and
No. 19 best public college for veterans—U.S. News & World Report


4,474 faculty members
75 members of the national academies
2 Nobel laureates
6 Pulitzer Prize winners 
1 Emmy winner

Additional Facts 

Founded in 1856
1,347-acre campus 
414,000 alums
*Last updated March 2024




The University of Maryland, College Park 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 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and nearly 400,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.


Introducing The Nation's First Do Good Campus Transforming Idealism into Impact 


Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 300 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 58 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.


At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.


Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 20 intercollegiate sports—12 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 19 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men's lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 32 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

On Campus


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Terps are bold, smart, curious and proud. We do good, in our communities and out in the world. We are fearless. And we are always looking to expand our ranks. Interested in becoming a University of Maryland student? This is where to start.


Give to Maryland

Giving back is a fearless Terp tradition, and there are many ways you can not only keep it alive, but also make an instant impact. 

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