ABOUT UMD

Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You’re smart, scrappy and a little sassy. You value diversity. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Stick-to-it-ness.

The University of Maryland is home of the Terps—inspiring, involved and intrepid Terps from across the state and around the globe. We’re one of the nation’s top-ranked public research institutions, with a whopping 90 undergraduate majors. And we have an unbeatable location just outside Washington, D.C.


In the classroom, you’ll learn from Nobel and Pulitzer prizewinners and other renowned faculty members. Outside of it, you’ll get prime opportunities for research and internships on campus and at agencies including the U.S. Department of State, the National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian Institution.


Want to be a Terp? We’d love to have you!

Cheer for our national championship teams or at our popular student performances. Or get involved on campus and in the community through one of our more than 800 student groups.

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