University of Maryland, College Park

WORLD RANK

2012-13
97

College Park, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    57.9
  • Teaching
    44.9
  • International outlook
    40.4
  • Industry income
    32.1
  • Research
    51.4
  • Citations
    83.9

Founded in 1856, this 1,250-acre university's proximity to Washington DC has led to strong institutional and financial support from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Nasa and the Department of Homeland Security. Running on a $1.5 billion operating budget, it has 4,000 faculty members teaching 37,000 students at College Park.