College Park, MD 20742, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 29, University of Maryland In Maryland
University of Maryland
1101 Main Administration Building College Park, MD 20742
The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, Maryland, UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland, approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is considered a Public Ivy institution, meaning it is a public university with a quality of education comparable to those of the private Ivy League. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of theAssociation of American Universities and competes athletically as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
The University of Maryland’s proximity to the nation’s capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Homeland Security.
The operating budget of the University of Maryland in fiscal year 2009 was projected to be approximately US$1.531 billion. For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $118 million. As of May 11, 2012, the university’s “Great Expectations” campaign had exceeded $950 million in private donations.
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The University is ranked 62nd in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings of “National Universities” across the United States, and it is ranked 21st nationally among public universities. 29 undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 and 90 programs are in the top 25.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Maryland as 38th in the world in 2012. The 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Maryland 97th in the world. The 2012 QS World University Rankings placed Maryland 117th in the world.