Set on a beautiful 150-acre campus of rollings hills and hardwoods, this renowned educational institution is the largest in the state and ranks 11th among the nation's best public schools. The university offers a stimulating environment with many undergraduate and graduate degrees and a host of cultural activities. NCAA sports teams have won numerous championships in recent years, and the University of Maryland Golf Course is a sanctuary for students and golfers with instruction by PGA pros.
free to explore the campus
open year round
NCAA sporting events
Educational events and lectures
Strolling the beautiful campus
An important Civil War site
The history of this university includes both sides of the Civil War. In April 1864 a battalion of 6,000 federal troops camped on the college's grounds. The squad was headed to Virginia to reinforce the ranks. A few months later, about 400 Confederate soldiers spent the night on their way to take part in a battle near Washington, DC.
Each fall alumni from all over the state and the country gather in College Park for the annual homecoming celebration. School spirit is on full display for loyal Terrapins who line up to see the annual parade and attend the big NCAA college football game. In 2013, arch rival Clemson will be the opponent.
How many students attend the university?
This world-class university is home to approximately 35,000 students and is the largest in Maryland.
When does the academic calendar begin?
For the 2013-14 academic year, classes start right after Labor day on Monday, September 3.