University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the state’s flagship university and a leading public research institution, propelled by a $1.3 billion joint research enterprise with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Located four miles from Washington, D.C., UMCP is committed to reimagining teaching and learning, advancing the public good, investing in people and communities, and taking on humanity’s grand challenges.
As the only public research university inside Washington, D.C.’s Beltway, UMCP gives students unparalleled opportunities inside the classroom and beyond the campus. UMCP students can intern or conduct research at nearby federal agencies, labs and cultural centers such as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Smithsonian Institution. The forthcoming Purple Line mass transit system, with five stops on or around campus, will further connect UMCP to all the region has to offer. The light-rail line will also expand the success of the Greater College Park initiative, a $2 billion public-private investment to revitalize the community around the university, develop a robust Discovery District and create one of the nation’s best college towns.
UMCP is driven by a diverse and proudly inclusive community of more than 50,000 fearless Terrapins. A top producer of Fulbright scholars, UMCP offers more than 300 academic programs, 25 living-learning programs and 400 study abroad programs.
As the nation’s first Do Good campus, UMCP offers unique and ambitious courses, fellowships, certificate programs and coaching to support social entrepreneurship and students looking to make an impact across the globe.
The University of Maryland fosters an inclusive environment where all members of our community know that they belong and are empowered to reach their full potential, a vision known as TerrapinSTRONG. It includes an onboarding program for all students and employees that celebrates diversity and promotes connection on campus. The university is also investing $40 million in recruiting and retaining faculty who have been historically underrepresented in their fields, and building cultural spaces and naming buildings for those who opened doors and broke barriers. In addition, the new Arts for All initiative aims to ensure equitable access to the arts and leverages the power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time, including racism, climate change, the refugee crisis and threats to democracy.
Spurred by a culture of innovation and creativity, UMCP faculty are global leaders in their field and include two Nobel laureates, six Pulitzer Prize winners and 61 members of the national academies, who provide leadership in pivotal fields such as quantum science, climate change and national security. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit umd.edu.
Achieving excellence in teaching, research, and public service within a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment is central to the mission and identity of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). As the flagship campus and a national leader in higher education, UMCP strives to provide exceptional and affordable instruction for Maryland’s most promising students, regardless of income.
A pre-eminent locus of scholarship, the university builds and maintains a world class capacity in the sciences, arts, and humanities to support ground-breaking discoveries that address the most pressing global challenges and inspire the human imagination.
As one of the country’s first land-grant institutions, UMCP uses its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths in partnership with state, federal, private, and non-profit sectors to promote economic development and improve quality of life in the State of Maryland. Diversity amongst our students, faculty and staff is essential to this mission. Accordingly, ensuring equal educational opportunity; hiring and retaining a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff; recruiting and graduating talented students from traditionally underrepresented groups; and providing a supportive climate for their well-being are top institutional priorities.
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service.
UMB enrolls more than 6,900 students in six highly ranked professional schools — medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. The University offers 86 degree and certificate programs and confers most of the professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland.
UMB is a thriving academic health center combining cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional patient care. The university attracted a $654 million in grants and contracts in Fiscal Year 2022, and its faculty are among the nation’s most productive researchers, with each tenured/tenure-track faculty member annually bringing an average of $1.5 million in grant funding into UMB — and into Maryland.
The 14-acre University of Maryland BioPark, Baltimore’s biggest biotechnology cluster, fuels the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics, and devices, giving more than 1,000 research scientists and entrepreneurs and nearly 40 early-stage life science companies the space to create and collaborate. As demand for a dynamic innovation district keeps growing, so does the BioPark. At full build-out, it will house 2 million square feet of lab, office, clinical, and classroom space and bring needed retail properties and landscaped parks to West Baltimore.
UMB delivers $40 million each year in uncompensated care to the citizens of Maryland. The University’s students, faculty, and staff contribute 2 million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.
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To improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service.