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 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the university discover and share new knowledge every day through its renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. As the nation’s first “Do Good” campus, it is committed to social entrepreneurship.
Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars and its students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to its location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.
The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community.
College Park, MD, is the home of the University of Maryland. The growing college town offers a great variety of shops and restaurants, featuring dishes that span the globe. A popular hiker-biker trail runs right through campus and past Lake Artemesia, a great picnicking spot. Neighbouring communities offer shopping malls, movie theaters and just about every other amenity student can imagine. Just a Metro ride away, students can catch all the sights, culture and nightlife of Washington, D.C. They can check out concerts from global superstars at the Capital One Arena, catch a game featuring one of D.C.’s five major professional sports teams, explore historic Georgetown, or just stroll down the National Mall to visit one of the 11 free Smithsonian Museums and art galleries.
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