The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is USM’s flagship institution and preeminent public research university, fueled by $545 million in external research funding. The only public research university inside the Washington, D.C. beltway, UMCP’s strategic partnerships with national institutions provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students.
Committed to sparking fearless ideas, UMCP offers courses within each school & college 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, over 20 living-learning environments, and hundreds of study abroad programs to transform the student experience. The faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 57 members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright students & scholars.
As UMCP opens the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, the university is positioned to make future-focused developments in virtual reality, augmented reality, computer vision, robotics, artificial intelligence and computing platforms.
UMCP is ranked No. 63 among public universities and No. 15 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 12 among public universities by Forbes. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked UMCP No. 8 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named UMCP among the top best values in public colleges, ranking it No. 10 nationally for in-state students. UMCP is also the top producer of minority bachelor’s degree graduates in the state as listed in Diverse Issues in Higher Education's Top 100 ranking.
Compelled by a fearless mission to serve the state and nation, UMCP is committed to vigorously pursuing the discovery of new knowledge and its application for the advancement of all.