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University of Maryland College Park

November 6, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university located on 1,250 acres in Baltimore, Maryland. The university has 27,000 undergraduate students and 11,000 graduate students. Students can choose from 12 colleges and schools, 127 undergraduate majors, and 112 graduate degrees.

The University of Maryland is part of NCAA Division I and has 20 teams that participate in the league. The university teams are nicknamed “Terrapins” for their diamondback terrapin named “Testudo.”

Although the university is located in Maryland, Washington DC is only eight miles away from campus. This close proximity to the city allows for strong research partnerships, including partnerships with government agencies. The 2013 acceptance rate was 45%.

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