University of Maryland, College Park
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1856
Address: University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742-0001, United States of America
Introduction

The University of Maryland, College Park, the state’s flagship university, is committed to its fearless mission to discover new knowledge, Do Good and educate the next generation of global citizens. As the only public research university inside Washington, D.C.’s beltway, UMD gives students unparalleled opportunities to work with nearby federal agencies, labs, and museums, such as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Phillips Collection. Collaborations with the University of Maryland, Baltimore through the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership also boost educational opportunities, research and combined degree programs. UMD is proud to be the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. The Do Good Initiative is a campus-wide effort to engage the entire student body in programs designed to ensure that every student who graduates from UMD will do so informed and motivated to Do Good in their communities and around the world. As part of the Do Good Initiative, UMD hosts the annual “Do Good Challenge,” which inspires and rewards students to become social entrepreneurs. Undergraduates can select from nearly 280 academic programs, or create their own as part of the Individual Studies Program. UMD 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. Half of UMD’s fall freshmen enroll in living-learning and other honors or scholars programs. The Honors College challenges the most talented students in small seminars with like-minded classmates. College Park Scholars, an innovative living-learning program, engages students and faculty in learning beyond the classroom around a variety of topic areas. UMD is among the most diverse public flagships in the nation, recognizing that a diverse educational community is one of its greatest strengths. UMD’s faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners and 56 members of the National Academies, who provide leadership in pivotal fields, such as quantum science, climate change, national security and visual art. UMD researchers are heavily involved in transdisciplinary environmental research, including work to restore and protect the nearby Chesapeake Bay. New and upcoming buildings on campus enhance the university’s academic and research mission, including the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, focused on a student-centered approach to instruction and discovery; A. James Clark Hall, designed to catalyze engineering innovation and bioengineering breakthroughs; the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, which will support the next wave of research in virtual and augmented reality; and the new Cole Field House, where innovators, scientists, clinicians and athletes will converge to advance the science of sport. Only nine miles from the White House, the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and National Archives, and near the metropolitan and educational attractions of Baltimore, the lush 1,335-acre campus is about to be more connected than ever. With five new light rail stops on our around campus, the forthcoming Purple Line mass transit system will further connect UMD to all the region has to offer. UMD’s entire campus and its 14,000 trees are designated as an arboretum and botanical garden, and the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized UMD as a Tree Campus USA® for 10 consecutive years. Compelled by a fearless mission to serve the state and nation, the University of Maryland confronts the great societal issues of our time through an unparalleled academic and research enterprise.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Remote Sensing
2
Library & Information Science
9
Atmospheric Science
11
Business Administration
12
Aerospace Engineering
15
Law
16
Environmental Science & Engineering
17
Management
19
Key Statistics
34443
Total Enrollment
4085(11.9%)
International Students
27432
Undergraduate Enrollment
1445(5.3%)
International Students
7011
Graduate Enrollment
2640(37.7%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting (Business)
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine
Agricultural Education
Agricultural General
Agricultural Science & Technology
American Studies
Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology
Animal Sciences: Animal Care and Management
Animal Sciences: Equine Studies
Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care
Animal Sciences: Sciences/PreProfessional
Anthropology
Arabic Studies
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Astronomy
Behavioral and Community Health
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences: Cell Biology and Genetics
Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution
Biological Sciences: General Biology
Biological Sciences: Microbiology
Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology
Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages and Literatures
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dance
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Ecological Technology Design
Economics
Education (Teacher:Undecided)
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering (Undecided)
English Language and Literature
English Language Arts Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Science and Policy
Environmental Science and Technology
Family Science
Finance (Business)
Fire Protection Engineering
Food Science
Foreign Language Education
French Language and Literature
General Business
Geography
Geology
German Language and Literature
Government and Politics
Hearing and Speech Sciences
History
Horticulture and Crop Production
Individual Studies
Information Systems (Business)
International Business
Italian Business
Italian Language, Culture and Literature
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism: Broadcast News
Journalism: Magazine
Journalism: News/Editorial
Journalism: Undecided
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Management
Letters and Sciences (advising for undecided students, prior to picking a degree-granting program)
Linguistics
Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management (Business)
Marketing (Business)
Materials Science (Engineering)
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Music: Education
Music: Liberal Arts Program
Music: Professional Program
Natural Resources Management
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Management (Business)
Persian Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Psychology
Romance Languages
Russian Language and Literature
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Soil and Watershed Science
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education
Studio Art
Theatre
Turf and Golf Course Management
Undecided (Letters and Sciences; advising for undecided students, prior to picking a degree-granting program)
Urban Forestry
Women's Studies
Graduate Programs
Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC)
American Studies (AMST)
Animal Sciences (ANSC)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation (AMSC)
Architecture (ARCH)
Art History and Archaeology (ARTH)
Art Studio (ARTT)
Astronomy (ASTR)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC)
Biochemistry (BCHM)
Biological Sciences (BISI)
Biophysics (BIPH)
Business and Management (BMGT)
Chemical Physics (CHPH)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Classics (CLAS)
Clinical Audiology (CAUD)
Communication (COMM)
Comparative Literature (CMLT)
Computer Science (CMSC)
Creative Writing (CRWR)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRIM)
Dance (DANC)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program (VMED)
Economics (ECON)
Education Leadership, Higher Education, and International Education (EDHI)
Education: Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP)
Education: Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
Education: Human Development (EDHD)
Education: Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS)
Education: Policy Studies (EDPS)
Education: Special Education (EDSP)
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering (ENAE)
Engineering: Bioengineering (BIOE)
Engineering: Chemical Engineering (ENCH)
Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENCE)
Engineering: Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENEE)
Engineering: Fire Protection Engineering (ENFP)
Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (ENMA)
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (ENME)
Engineering: Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM)
Engineering: Reliability Engineering (ENRE)
Engineering: Systems Engineering (ENSE)
Engineering: Telecommunications (ENTS)
English Language and Literature (ENGL)
Entomology (ENTM)
Enviromental Science and Technology (ENST)
Family Science (FMSC)
Food Science (FDSC)
French Language and Literature (FRIT)
Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
Geospatial Information Sciences (MPSG)
German Literature and Language (GERM)
Government and Politics (GVPT)
Graduate Certificate Real Estate Development (Z029)
Graduate Certificate: Critical Theory (Z017)
Graduate Certificate: Literacy Coaching (Z038)
Graduate Certificate: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (Z037)
Graduate Certificate: Population Studies (Z036)
Graduate Certificate: Terrorism Analysis (Z039)
Graduate Certificate: Women's Studies (Z006)
Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP)
Historic Preservation (HISP)
Historic Preservation Certificate (HISP)
History (HIST)
History/Library Science (HILS)
Information Management (INFM)
Information Studies (INFS)
Jewish Studies (JWST)
Journalism (JOUR)
Kinesiology (KNES)
Landscape Architecture (LARC)
Library Science (LBSC)
Linguistics (LING)
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES)
Masters of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLFS)
Mathematical Statistics (STAT)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mathemetics of Advanced Industrial Technology (MAIT)
Modern French Studies (FRMS)
MSDE Administrator I Certification (Z052)
Music (MUSC)
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS)
Nutrition (NUTR)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Plant Science (PLSC)
Psychology (PSYC)
Public Health: Behavioral and Community Health Ph.D. (PCHL)
Public Health: Epidemiology Ph.D. (EPID)
Public Health: Health Services Ph.D. (PHHS)
Public Health: Master of Health Administration (HLSA)
Public Health: Master of Public Health--Biostatistics (BIOS)
Public Health: Master of Public Health--Community Health Education (CHED)
Public Health: Master of Public Health--Environmental Health Sciences (MIEH)
Public Health: Master of Public Health--Epidemiology (EPDM)
Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. (MCHS)
Public Policy (PUAF)
Real Estate Development (RDEV)
Second Language Acquisition-Ph.D. (SLPH)
Sociology (SOCY)
Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures (SPAP)
Survey Methodology (SURV)
Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology (CONS)
Theatre (THET)
Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD)
Urban Studies and Planning (CMPL)
Veterinary Medical Sciences (VMSC)
Women's Studies (WMST)