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University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland, United States
University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is also the largest university in both the state and the Washington metropolitan area, with more than 41,000 students representing all fifty states and 123 countries, and a global alumni network of over 360,000. Its twelve schools and colleges together offer over 200 degree-granting programs, including 92 undergraduate majors, 107 master's programs, and 83 doctoral programs. UMD is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Former names Maryland Agricultural College, (1856–1916), Maryland State College, (1916–1920)
Motto Fatti maschii, parole femine (unofficial)
Motto (English) Strong deeds, gentle words
Type Public flagship land-grant research university
Established March 06, 1856
Parent institution University System of Maryland
Academic affiliations AAU, CUWMA, Fields Institute, ORAU, SURA, U21, URA, Sea-grant, Space-grant
Endowment $691.3 million (2019)
President Darryll Pines
Provost Mary Ann Rankin
Academic staff 4,610 (Fall 2016)
Administrative staff 5,481 (Fall 2016)
Students 41,200 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates 30,762 (Fall 2018)
Postgraduates 10,438 (Fall 2018)
Campus Suburban, 1,340 acres
Newspaper The Diamondback
Colors Red, white, gold, black
Mascot Testudo
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – Big Ten, MAISA

About University of Maryland

Located in College Park, Maryland, the university enrolls around 40,000 students per year. The school is a sea and space grant institution.

Achievement of University of Maryland

The university was first chartered as Maryland Agricultural College. It was renamed Maryland State College in 1916, then became part of the existing University of Maryland system in 1920. 

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Latest information about University of Maryland updated on July 28 2021.