Facts and Figures

Location: College Park, Maryland
Year Founded: 1856
Nearest Major City: Washington, D.C., 8 miles/13 kilometers from campus
Campus Size: 5 square kilometers
Colleges: 12
Number of Faculty: 4,500
 - Tenured/Tenure-Track: 1,500
 - Nobel Laureates: 3
 - Pulitzer Prize Winners: 6
 - Members of the National Academies: 52
Fall 2015 graduate student enrollment: 10,700
Fall 2015 undergraduate enrollment: 27,443
 - 76.9% Maryland residents
 - 23.1% Non-Maryland residents
 - 42.6% students of color
 - 115 countries represented
Majors: 90+
Research Awards in FY 2015: $550,384,756


  • No. 20 among public universities and No. 21 for most innovative schools by the U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 16 among public universities by Forbes
  • No. 7 and No. 11 "Best Value" for in-state students and out-of-state students, respectively, by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • No. 10 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine
  • A top 20 "Green College" by The Princeton Review
  • UMD is ranked 4th in federal research expenditures among all U.S. universities without a medical school
    Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • UMD publishes over 4,700 academic articles a year, ranking No. 6 for most research articles among all U.S. public universities
    Sources: Web of Science and 2016 Nature Index

UMD Rankings Nationwide


Research Awards FY 2015

Award Activity FY2005-2015

Awards by Sponsor FY2015

Awards by College FY2015



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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

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UMD's Discovery District was recently named the nation's top university research park by the Association of University Research Parks.