The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is USM’s flagship institution and a top-tier public research university fueled by a half-billion-dollar research enterprise. The only public research university inside the Washington, D.C. beltway, UMCP is uniquely positioned to develop strategic partnerships with national institutions that provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students.
Committed to encouraging fearless ideas, UMCP offers more than 100 courses designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of its culturally diverse community, UMCP provides countless out-of-classroom opportunities, 25+ living and learning environments, and more than 400 study abroad programs to empower students to make a global impact. The faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 56 members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright scholars.
UMCP is ranked No. 19 among public universities and No. 21 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 14 among public universities by Forbes. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked UMCP No. 10 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. And Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named UMCP among the top best values in public colleges, ranking No. 7 nationally for in-state students.
UMCP is also recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-fourth of the student population.