University of Maryland
Founded in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College, the University of Maryland (UMD) is the state’s flagship university and one of the original land-grant institutions in America. As a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten Conference, and the Coalition for College, UMD is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent public research universities in the United States.
Our students are fearless innovators, entrepreneurs, creators, and doers. Our faculty includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright scholars, making UMD a global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation.