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The University of Maryland:
No Better Place to Be

There’s no better place to be than the University of Maryland, one of the nation’s top-ranked public research institutions. With its highly respected academic programs, renowned faculty, diverse population and lush 1,250-acre campus between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., the university attracts some of the state’s - and the country’s - brightest students.

The flagship of the state’s higher education system, the university is home to more than 200 academic degrees in 12 colleges. More than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at Maryland, which is committed to expanding its global connections and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.

Maryland stands at No. 18 among the nation’s top public research universities, with 32 programs in the top 25, according to U.S. News & World Report. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks the university No. 5 among the 100 best values in public higher education for in-state students. The Wall Street Journal places Maryland eighth on its list of schools where employers like to recruit. Maryland also scored eight As on the national College Sustainability Report Card.

The University of Maryland is a research powerhouse, conducting groundbreaking work in areas such as climate change, the economy, energy, homeland security and public health. And with its proximity to top state and federal agencies, major corporations and national nonprofits, students have unmatched research and internship opportunities.

The campus is also only a short Metro ride from all the culture and opportunities of one the world’s great cities. And on campus, students enjoy world-class performing arts, a hugely popular athletics program and enormous school spirit. No wonder Maryland’s peers Fear the Turtle.