University of Maryland

"Strong deeds, gentle words"

Legal Name
The University of Maryland, College Park
Nicknames
UM, UMD, UMCP
Established
around 1916
Current Place
College Park, Maryland, United States of America

About

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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