University of Maryland - Rankings

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland, College Park is consistently rated as one of the best institutions in the world. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.


- University of Maryland is ranked 55th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- The 2010 U.S. News & World Report survey of undergraduate engineering programs ranks the Clark School 23rd in the nation. It is tied for 9th in the nation among public undergraduate engineering programs. Other undergraduate programs also received high rankings, including Computer engineering (16th); Electrical engineering (17th); Mechanical engineering (20th); Entrepreneurship programs offered by the Clark School's Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) and the Smith School of Business were ranked 11th.

- In the Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges (2010), it is placed 8th among the 100 best values in public higher education for in-state students. In addition UM is No. 11 for best value for out-of-state students; No. 15 for SAT Verbal scores 700-800; No. 10 for SAT Math scores 700-800; No. 10 for lowest admission acceptance rate; No. 9 for freshman retention rates; No. 15 in four-year graduation rates; No. 13 in six-year graduation rates.

- Ranked 101st in the world for Engineering & IT, 133rd for Natural Sciences, 134th for Social Sciences, 154th for Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 260th for Arts & Humanities (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- The Chemical Physics program was ranked 3rd among degree granting programs in Chemical Physics based on the average number of citations per publication. The period covered was 1999 to 2003. The ranking was done by the Research Services Group of Thomson Scientific.

- Placed among world's top 100 institutions, ranked 79th by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2007.

- In the US News & World Report 2006, the Department of Physics is placed 15th, and 4th among public universities; and the following specific research areas are ranked highly: Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics (AMO) (10th); Condensed Matter (12th); Cosmology/Relativity/Gravity (12th); Elementary Particles/Fields/String Theory (Tie for 18th); Nuclear (12th); Plasma (5th); Quantum (10th).

- Newsweek ranked the University at 45th in their ranking of "global universities" (2006).

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