University of Maryland
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The University of Maryland was first founded in 1856 and is known as the state's flagship university, today known as one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. The school is located in College Park, right in between Baltimore and Washington DC.
The University of Maryland is a global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation, supporting highly ranked graduate programs in education, business, and engineering. The school is a public land grant university as well as a member of the NCAA Division 1 Big Ten athletic system. There are over 800 clubs and organizations here at the U of M, including 60 fraternities and sororities, all of which just about 40,700 students take part in each year.
The suburban, 1335 acre campus will welcome your group warmly as you participate in information sessions, teacher/advisor meetings, student interactions, and walking tours. Make sure you stop by one of any of the many Testudo sculptures on campus and rub its nose for good luck (Testudo is the school mascot, a terrapin who is the state reptile).
- The University of Maryland has earned accolades in sustainable and clean energy initiatives.
- There are 3 main University of Maryland Campuses: College Park, Baltimore County, and Eastern Shore.
- This school is ranked #58 Best National Universities (2021 Best National University Rankings)
- Charles Bennet, Jim Henson, and Connie Chung are among the notable alumni to pass through the school's doors.