University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College Park

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: College Park, MD 20742, USA

Web Site: www.umd.edu



About University of Maryland, College Park:

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. The University of Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington metropolitan area, with a fall 2016 enrollment of more than 39,000 students, as well as over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Maryland has been labeled as one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in many research partnerships with the Federal government. 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, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore formalized their strategic partnership after their collaboration successfully created more innovative medical, scientific, and educational programs, as well as greater research grants and joint faculty appointments than either campus has been able to accomplish on its own. As of 2017, the operating budget of the University of Maryland is approximately $2.1 billion. For the 2017 fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of nearly $515 million in research funding. In October 2017, the University of Maryland received a record-breaking donation of $219.5 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, ranking among the largest philanthropic gifts to a public university in the country.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 60 75 62 60 58 71 60 68 78 75 74 67

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 56 58 52 76 118 52 46 45 39 41 33
Engineering - 54 41 46 54 46 39 51 53 61 72 88
Life Sciences - 214 214 191 174 178 169 177 187 169 179 165
Clinical Medicine - 258 284 262 - 294 254 299 280 - 301-350 301-350
Natural Sciences - 32 26 19 20 19 17 19 20 17 14 15
Social Sciences - 16 19 21 22 21 20 26 36 33 36 39

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 67 118 73 67 59 59 81 68
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 168 186 146 137 114 118 84 119 137
Chemistry - - - 112 92 101 84 87 76 82 96 90
Civil Engineering - - - 97 72 79 77 62 53 51 79 106
Computer Science - - - 18 11 23 18 23 24 43 47 60
Electrical Engineering - - - 22 34 32 26 33 38 56 59 53
Environment / Ecology - - - - 57 54 32 34 30 25 28 24
Geosciences - - - 12 27 20 9 9 8 7 7 6
Materials Science - - - 98 140 104 106 101 103 108 106 100
Mathematics - - - 41 46 66 69 105 110 89 97 89
Mechanical Engineering - - - 42 56 50 53 40 48 55 50 77
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - 187 267 294 241 239 245
Physics - - - 13 9 10 11 13 13 15 13 13
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 113 103 114 98 93 105 75 72