University of Maryland, College Park

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Location:   College Park
President: Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr.
Founded: 1856
Undergraduate Students: 25,442
Graduate Students: 9,927
Full-Time Faculty: 2,791
Operating Budget: $1.3 billion
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University of Maryland, College Park, USM's flagship institution, is the state's premier center of research and graduate education and a public institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise.The university is ranked among the nation's top 20 public research universities by U.S. News & World Report, with 31 academic programs in the top 10 and 91 in the top 25.The faculty includes two Nobel Laureates, six Pulitzer Prize winners, and scores of Fulbright scholars. In addition, the university boasts nationally recognized teaching and research institutes, including the national centers for terrorism, languages, and nano science and engineering. In 2005-06, the NCAA Division-I Maryland "Terrapins" earned national championships in three sports --- men's soccer, women's field hockey, and women's basketball --- more than any other university in the nation.