Location: College Park
President: Wallace D. Loh
Founded: 1856
Undergraduate Students: 28,472
Graduate Students: 10,611
Operating Budget: $2.1 billion
For More Information: 301.405.1000

As a worldwide leader in fearless research, UMCP works to discover new knowledge, improve the human condition, and educate the next generation of global citizens.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is USM’s flagship institution and a top-tier public research university, fueled by more than a half-billion-dollar research enterprise. The only public research university inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, UMCP’s strategic partnerships with national institutions uniquely position the university to provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students.

Committed to sparking fearless ideas, UMCP offers more than 100 courses designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The university’s Do Good Institute, a campus-wide hub of social innovation, establishes UMCP as a global leader in advancing social change, philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. UMCP provides countless out-of-classroom opportunities, more than 25 living-learning environments, and more than 400 study abroad programs to empower students to make a global impact. The faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 56 members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright scholars.

UMCP is ranked No. 20 among public universities and No. 25 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. 9 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. And Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named UMCP among the top best values in public colleges, ranking it No. 8 nationally for in-state students.

UMCP is committed to its core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, recognizing that a diverse educational community is one of its greatest strengths.