Location: College Park
President: Darryll J. Pines
Founded: 1856
Undergraduate Students: 30,921
Graduate Students: 10,350
For More Information: 301.405.1000

The university's faculty includes 2 Nobel laureates, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, 1 Emmy winner, and 1 Tony winner.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is USM’s flagship institution and a leading public research university. The only public research university inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway, UMCP has forged strategic partnerships with national institutions and federal agencies to uniquely position the university’s faculty and students. Welcoming students from every U.S. state and 123 countries, UMCP is top-ranked in undergraduate entrepreneurship, hailed as a best value, and is named a top 20 public research institution by U.S. News and World Report.

A campus dedicated to excellence in research and academia, UMCP rigorously pursues an inclusive and welcoming environment. It was recently named the No. 1 university in the country for LGBTQ+ students. The university also established the Do Good Institute—a campus-wide hub of social innovation and entrepreneurship—that has made UMCP a global leader in advancing social change, philanthropy, and nonprofit leadership. UMCP is committed to vigorously pursuing the discovery of new knowledge and its application for the advancement of all.