University of Maryland, College Park

public research university in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland
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The University of Maryland, College Park, often called simply the University of Maryland, is a public university in College Park, Maryland. It is the largest university in a group called the "University System of Maryland."

University of Maryland, College Park
HJ Patterson building at UMCP, main entrance, morning, August 21, 2006.jpg
Former names
Maryland Agricultural College
(1856–1916)
Maryland State College
(1916–1920)
Motto
Fatti maschii, parole femine (unofficial)[1]
Motto in English
Strong deeds, gentle words
TypeFlagship public
Land-grant
Sea-grant
Space-grant
EstablishedMarch 6, 1856 (1856-03-06)
Parent institution
University System of Maryland
Academic affiliations
AAU
ACE
APLU
BTAA
CUWMA
Fields Institute
ORAU
SURA
U21
URA
Endowment$355.3 million (2018)[2]
PresidentWallace Loh[3]
ProvostMary Ann Rankin
Academic staff
4,610 (Fall 2016)[4]
Administrative staff
5,481 (Fall 2016)[4]
Students41,200 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates30,762 (Fall 2018)[5]
Postgraduates10,438 (Fall 2018)[5]
Location, ,
United States

38°59′17″N 76°56′41″W / 38.98806°N 76.94472°W / 38.98806; -76.94472
CampusSuburban, 1,340 acres (5.4 km2)[6]
ColorsRed, white, black, gold[7]
                   
NicknameTerrapins
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IBig Ten
MAISA
MascotTestudo
Websitewww.umd.edu
University of Maryland wordmark.svg

HistoryEdit

In 1856, the Maryland Agricultural College was chartered. Sixty years later, the state of Maryland took control of the college and renamed it Maryland State University. In 1920, it joined several professional schools in the area to become the University of Maryland. It joined the Association of American Universities in 1925.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Archival Attractions at the University of Maryland". Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  2. As of June 30, 2018. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2017 to FY 2018" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. "Wallace D. Loh Appointed President of University of Maryland". University of Maryland, College Park. August 17, 2010. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Employee summary" (PDF). www.irpa.umd.edu. 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 5, 2016. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Enrollment Data Reveal Record Growth, But Diversity Challenges". The University of Maryland Today. Archived from the original on November 3, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. "University of Maryland Facts and Figures". UMD. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  7. "Logo and Brand Standards: Office of Strategic Communications". Archived from the original on May 9, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.

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