University of Maryland - College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 56 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a 1.9 billion operating budget, and secures 560 million annually in external research funding. The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-fourth of the student population. In recent decades, the University of Maryland has become one of the nation's leading public research and innovation universities. Today, the university stands as a preeminent institution dedicated to serving its state, the nation and the world. The State of Maryland's success depends upon a world-class public research and innovation university. Maryland functions in a knowledge-driven, global economic environment in which change is lightning-fast and innovation constant. Other regions and peer institutions are not standing still, and in the growing competitive environment, Maryland's continued success must be a priority. The state will depend increasingly on the talent, knowledge and creativity generated by its flagship university. The University of Maryland is ranked No. 20 among public universities and No. 25 overall for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 14 among public universities by Forbes. According to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, UMD is ranked No. 9 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.
Selecting a university is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It not only determines where you will study and live for the upcoming years but it will also establish a path to your future. Locating a university that best suits your academic as well as personal needs is critical to your success. They invite you to explore more about the University of Maryland, College Park's academic programs, admission process and campus. They assist international students with transitioning to the U.S., advising on immigration requirements, and making the most of their academic experience here. ISSS also assists the campus community involved with international educational exchange in the process of bringing international visitors to campus, or in sending Maryland faculty and students abroad.
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