There is no better place to be than the University of Maryland, College Park. With its top-ranked academic programs, nationally recognized faculty, diverse population, and lush 1,580-acre campus located between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., it's no wonder the University of Maryland is a sought-after destination for some of the state's - and the country's - best and brightest students.
Attracting them are some 127 majors and some of the highest-ranked programs in the country. As of 2009, the university 78 programs rank in the top 25 nationally, including 28 programs in the top 10, in the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate ranking of top public universities.
Specifically, the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business was ranked 16th overall, and 9th among public universities. The Clark School of Engineering was ranked 23rd among all schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.
In the 2010 graduate school rankings, the Smith School of Business, the College of Education, the Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences each had specialties listed among the top 10 in the nation with the Counseling and Personnel Services specialty being ranking No. 1.
High-tech, engineering, and service industries thrive in close proximity to the campus, offering a wide spectrum of internships, work-study opportunities and career choices for students. And, the campus is surrounded by the dynamic cultural opportunities that only a major metropolitan area can provide.
Whether your focus is the sciences or the humanities, a small-town atmosphere or a metropolitan feel, the University of Maryland offers a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities.
There truly is no better place to be than the University of Maryland, College Park.