University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD 20742
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University of Maryland-College Park Summary

What makes University of Maryland-College Park unique?

The University of Maryland is a public university founded in 1856 and is the largest university in the state with over 40,000 students. Located in suburban College Park just south of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, this school has over 120 departments and 112 different graduate programs with an emphasis on research activity and community-based learning. The University of Maryland is known for its red-brick Georgian campus architecture and the iconic McKeldin Mall reflection pool.

The University of Maryland has a range of reputable academic programs in fields such as public policy, engineering, and business, and Maryland residents receive in-state tuition at a much lower rate than applicants from out-of-state. On-campus, the University of Maryland Office of Sustainability operates The Chesapeake Project, a program that encourages the integration of sustainability education into existing curriculums across disciplines. This project has led University of Maryland students to participate in environmentally-conscious competitions such as the Solar Decathlon and to inform the university’s Climate Action Plan. 

Outside of academics, the University of Maryland athletic teams, represented by their campus mascot Testudo the Terrapin, compete in the ACC with an annual football rivalry with the University of Virginia at XFINITY Center. Notable alumni include former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, U.S. Men’s National Team keeper Zack Steffen, and comedian Larry David.

University of Maryland-College Park Review

A- Excellent
3.926475 Based on 17 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Maryland-College Park.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2511 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
268
127
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
109
442
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Business Statistics
 
 
80
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
0
12
0
16
Economics, General
 
491
11
 
15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
0
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
356
75
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
0
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
58
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
146
0
 
 
Management Science
 
91
 
 
 
Marketing, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
214
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
0
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
0
 
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
 
 
 
0
 
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2152 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
104
30
 
15
Architecture
 
78
25
3
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
 
2
 
28
Chemical Engineering
 
87
9
 
6
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
0
 
 
2
Civil Engineering, General
 
130
30
 
17
Computer Engineering, General
 
85
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
158
58
 
44
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
0
319
56
 
Engineering, Other
 
43
14
 
5
Environmental Science
 
74
7
 
3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
69
4
 
9
Housing and Human Environments, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Interior Architecture
 
0
 
 
 
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
 
 
44
 
 
Landscape Architecture
 
13
4
 
 
Materials Engineering
 
22
6
 
13
Mechanical Engineering
 
312
25
 
50
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
0
 
 
 
Nuclear Engineering
 
 
0
 
1
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
148
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1853 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
12
 
3
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
29
1
 
7
Anthropology
 
38
8
 
2
Archives/Archival Administration
 
 
 
0
 
Asian-American Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
3
5
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
 
0
 
1
Demography and Population Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Developmental and Child Psychology
 
 
0
 
 
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
0
 
 
 
East Asian Studies
 
 
 
4
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
13
0
5
Family and Community Services
 
149
0
 
5
Family Resource Management Studies, General
 
0
 
 
 
Gay/Lesbian Studies
 
 
 
2
 
History, General
 
71
11
 
4
Housing and Human Environments, General
 
0
 
 
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
2
2
0
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
 
10
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
59
 
2
Library Science, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
 
 
3
0
3
Linguistics
 
20
0
 
4
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
 
 
4
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
21
215
74
0
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Philosophy
 
31
0
 
2
Political Science and Government, General
 
310
4
 
20
Psychology, General
 
314
10
 
17
Psychology, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
19
112
22
5
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
3
 
 
 
Russian Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
 
0
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
15
 
Social Sciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Sociology
 
81
12
 
8
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
 
 
2
 
3
Urban Studies/Affairs
 
 
19
 
 
Women's Studies
 
12
4
19
4

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1352 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
0
0
 
0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
 
 
0
 
 
Computer Science
 
670
32
 
35
Human Computer Interaction
 
 
26
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
416
34
 
2
Information Technology
 
 
129
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
8
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1267 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Analysis and Functional Analysis
 
 
 
0
 
Astronomy
 
20
5
 
5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
6
11
 
10
Biochemistry
 
102
2
 
4
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
8
 
10
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
502
22
 
18
Biophysics
 
 
0
 
14
Botany/Plant Biology
 
0
0
 
 
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
 
0
 
0
Chemical Physics
 
 
0
 
2
Chemistry, General
 
31
2
 
17
Computational Mathematics
 
 
 
1
 
Conservation Biology
 
 
0
 
 
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
 
 
0
 
0
Entomology
 
0
3
 
1
Environmental Health
 
 
1
 
 
Epidemiology
 
 
 
 
1
Financial Mathematics
 
 
86
 
 
Geography
 
0
0
 
0
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
11
2
 
2
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
 
27
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
206
1
 
9
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
 
 
 
 
0
Microbiology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Molecular Biology
 
 
 
 
0
Neuroscience
 
 
0
3
3
Physical Sciences
 
0
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
77
5
 
22
Statistics, General
 
 
6
3
6
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
0
0
 
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
0
0
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1242 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
0
0
0
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
4
0
9
Arabic Language and Literature
 
12
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
14
2
 
4
Art Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
70
 
 
2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
18
5
5
Creative Writing
 
 
12
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
165
18
8
Education, General
 
0
0
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
 
 
0
0
0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
24
0
19
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
14
10
10
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
60
0
0
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
152
17
 
7
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
16
0
 
5
German Language and Literature
 
6
4
 
0
Health Teacher Education
 
0
0
 
0
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 
2
 
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
14
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
6
 
 
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
48
 
 
 
Latin Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
0
0
 
0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
3
 
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
5
0
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
0
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
19
0
0
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
0
0
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
35
2
 
1
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
18
36
1
2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
304
4
 
10
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
20
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
0
0
0
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 

924 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/Audiologist
 
 
 
 
14
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
182
 
 
12
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
0
 
 
 
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
0
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
0
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
12
 
1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
275
3
 
4
Maternal and Child Health
 
 
 
 
4
Nutrition Sciences
 
 
0
 
0
Pre-Dentistry Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Pre-Veterinary Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
93
12
 
Public Health, Other
 
281
 
 
 
Toxicology
 
 
0
 
3
Veterinary Medicine
 
 
 
 
28
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
0
 
0

427 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
 
45
1
 
8
Agricultural Engineering
 
92
0
 
0
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
 
0
 
8
 
Agriculture, General
 
16
0
0
0
Agronomy and Crop Science
 
0
0
 
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
72
5
 
7
Ecology
 
81
 
 
 
Food Science
 
49
4
 
8
Forestry, General
 
0
 
 
 
Horticultural Science
 
0
0
 
 
Plant Sciences, General
 
21
3
 
2
Poultry Science
 
 
0
 
 
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
0
 
 
 
Turf and Turfgrass Management
 
0
 
 
 
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
 
 
0
 
5

226 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
 
0
 
 
 
Dance, General
 
9
4
 
 
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
27
 
 
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Fashion/Apparel Design
 
0
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
13
 
 
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
0
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
81
4
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
22
 
 
 
Music, General
 
6
26
 
25
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
 
2
 
0
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
 
 
7
 
 

141 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
 
8
 
Journalism
 
122
8
 
3
Radio and Television
 
0
0
 
 

0 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
 
0
0
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
0
0
 
 
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
 
0
 
 
 

0 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
 
0
 
 
 
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
0
0
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Maryland-College Park.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University Counseling Center)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Maryland English Institute/Intensive English Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.5882352941176 Based on 17 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    I don't recall. It has been a long time since I was affiliated with the University.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law enforcemeny, dpanish, theatre, Class of 1982

    No idea. Counseling career office

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Theatre, Class of 1973

    great extracurricular theater activities, great hands-on classes

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology , Class of 1978

    Masters of Applied Biology, which requires a certain skill set in biotechnology. Student pre-professional clubs which network with local physicians, dentists etc.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    Networks with various federal Gvt. programs. Maintains college course program for servicemen stationed overseas

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Family Science , Class of 2011

    Taking the Intern seriously to find what is really out there.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    PhD, Class of 2010

    Can't explain this in a survey, that would be too long

    2 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.8823529411765 Based on 17 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    I felt like U of MD was full of rich kids. I was NOT wealthy and didn't exactly match the other kids.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminology , Class of 1983

    Long time ago but friendly. Large school.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Human Resources, Class of 1997

    It was a great college. I felt like the students were happy and I made friends easily

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law enforcemeny, dpanish, theatre, Class of 1982

    Very mixed. Mostly commuter campus

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology , Class of 1978

    Typical state school population. The overarching culture is heading toward one which is actually inhibitory of free speech and civil dialogue.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Information Systems Management, Class of 2010

    Online, some interaction in chat rooms

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    At the time I graduated students were mostly white, middle class, possibly 20% black and Asian. Mostly conservative American culture

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Masters of Science Civil Engineering, Class of 2013

    lots of international students, favoritism towards Americans

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    ECONOMICS, Class of 1999

    GOOD MIX OF CULTURES/RACES. VERY SAFE AND FUN.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Family Science , Class of 2011

    Variety, I was over 21 and had classes with younger and older students.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    PhD, Class of 2010

    Fraternity. Terps rule. Very big on Physic and Ingeniery

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.0588235294118 Based on 17 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1997

    I always felt like we were on the cutting edge.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminology , Class of 1983

    1980s. Computer took up half a room and required punch cards. Had older dorms and newer high rise voed. This was before apartment style dorms. Dining hall large went with 4 highrises

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law enforcemeny, dpanish, theatre, Class of 1982

    Ok. Haven't been there in a long time. State school so budget tends to go toward sports

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Theatre, Class of 1973

    Labs, classrooms, dorms,dining halls

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1997

    it's been over 15 years, I don't know. They were adequate when I was there.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Microbiology , Class of 1978

    MOSTLY average, but with 3 new buildings on campus upon which no expense was spared. No faculty raises for years, but 3 gorgeous buildings!

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    Classrooms roomy and well equipped as are lecture halls. Computer labs were basic at that time(1970-73) and PC's were not yet common

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Family Science , Class of 2011

    The classrooms were a little outdated but the school is continuously updating and renovating.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.1764705882353 Based on 17 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1992

    Provocative guest speakers, lots of sports options, theater and cultural events

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Theatre, Class of 1973

    Frats and Sororities, huge arena

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1973

    At the time, the basketball program was top of the line and supported extremely well by student body.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Masters of Science Civil Engineering, Class of 2013

    I don't know, I was a grad student

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    PhD, Class of 2010

    football games (like a lot of universities)

    4 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Those who shouted “Go Terps” during their undergrad and graduate days continued into a wide range of careers. They include academics such as Nobel Laureates Raymond Davis Jr. (Physics – 2002) and Herbert Hauptman (Chemistry – 1985) and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Bernstein. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and former chair and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina took the technology route. Actor/writer/producer Larry David, Muppets creator Jim Henson, and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney went into the entertainment/educational fields. Super Bowl winning quarterback Boomer Esiason and ESPN analyst Tim Kurkjian found their futures in sports. In the government sector, UMD graduated U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, Executive Director of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Jeff Trandahl, U.S. Congressman (California) Eric Swalwell retired Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Norris.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • If you’ve seen “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” then you are already somewhat-familiar with the UMD grounds. Yes, the movie was filmed on campus, Nicholas Cage and all. Founded in 1856 and burned to the ground (except for Morrill Hall) in 1912, the campus is noted for the red-brick Georgian buildings surrounding McKlendin Mall, the large central lawn. Stroll among the 7,500 documented trees and garden plantings and you’ll quickly realize why the campus has been designated as the UMD Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Walk near Stamp Student Union on Campus Drive to find Jim Henson (class of 1960) and Kermit the Frog seated on a park bench. The street crosses Regents Drive at M Circle, where the letter is always in bloom with red flowers.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • If you have a computer with high-speed Internet access and the skills to navigate it, you can take courses taught by university professors who divide their time between in-class and online instruction. UMD offers an online learning environment that allows you to engage with faculty and fellow students using the latest eLearning technology. The nice thing is you won’t be going it alone. ELMS (Enterprise Learning Management System) provides access to syllabi, schedules, announcements, and lecture notes as well as facilitating discussion groups and live chats. “Keep Learning,” the buzzwords of OES (Office of Extended Studies) allows you to take free non-credit interactive courses taught by UMD faculty in a variety of areas such as entrepreneurship, understanding terrorism, programming mobile apps, and software/hardware security.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • UMD is a member of the Big 10, which includes schools such as Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers. Maryland sponsors 20 men’s and women’s varsity teams. No wonder men’s basketball is one of the most popular – the team has made two Final Four appearances and won it all in 2002. Not to be outdone, the Lady Terps took their first NCAA national title four years later. If you attend a game played on Williams Court at XFINITY Center, be sure to dress in the school colors of red, white, black, and gold to match those on the state flag. You’ll be led in a cheer by Testudo, the diamondback terrapin mascot. That’s right, a ferocious turtle. Those who can’t imagine an autumn Saturday without football will be led by the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band, which deliveres pre-game performances, then converts to the UMD Pep Band for basketball season.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Maryland is tied for 57th in the 2016 “US News & World Report” rankings of national universities and 13 areas of study are among the magazine’s top 100, including geoscience (14th), physics (18th), economics and business (22nd) and space science (23rd). The university offers its 90 undergraduate majors, where students can pick one of two areas or create their own individual studies program, and 106 masters and 83 doctoral degree programs across 14 colleges. You can even explore a new interest with a minor or certificate, participate in a pre-professional program, or be among the approximately 1,000 undergraduates invited each year into the highly-selective honors college. When fully built, M Square, the state’s largest research park, will encompass two million square feet in a public-private partnership. Its physical and programmatic location links students, staff, and researchers with federal laboratories and private sector companies to explore environmental and earth sciences, food safety and agricultural police, and language and national security. The university congratulates its own with the UMD Invention of the Year awards. The winners for 2013, for example, developed a better material for the 3D printing of vascular implants, a new technology that makes cloud storage more secure and efficient, and a low-cost, high-energy solid state lithium-ion battery.

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