University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park


Continente:
North America
Country:
United States of America United States of America
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 2019
World University Rankings 60 75 62 60 58 71 60 68 78 75 74 67 70

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 56 58 52 76 118 52 46 45 39 41 33 31
Engineering 54 41 46 54 46 39 51 53 61 72 88 75
Life Sciences 214 214 191 174 178 169 177 187 169 179 165 169
Medicine 258 284 262 - 294 254 299 280 - 301-350 301-350 351-400
Natural Sciences 32 26 19 20 19 17 19 20 17 14 15 16
Social Sciences 16 19 21 22 21 20 26 36 33 36 39 38

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 67 118 73 67 59 59 81 68 63
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 82
Chemical Engineering 168 186 146 137 114 118 84 119 137 105
Chemistry 112 92 101 84 87 76 82 96 90 81
Civil Engineering 97 72 79 77 62 53 51 79 106 100
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Computer Science 18 11 23 18 23 24 43 47 60 67
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 16
Electrical Engineering 22 34 32 26 33 38 56 59 53 66
Environment / Ecology - 57 54 32 34 30 25 28 24 24
Geosciences 12 27 20 9 9 8 7 7 6 5
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 206
Materials Science 98 140 104 106 101 103 108 106 100 71
Mathematics 41 46 66 69 105 110 89 97 89 86
Mechanical Engineering 42 56 50 53 40 48 55 50 77 93
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 127
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 198
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 206
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - 187 267 294 241 239 245 266
Physics 13 9 10 11 13 13 15 13 13 13
Plant & Animal Science - 113 103 114 98 93 105 75 72 66
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 70
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 51
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 9