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University of Maryland - College Park, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 59.159 W 076° 56.553
18S E 331751 N 4317015
Quick Description: The college I currently attend, as a geology major. Located about 4 miles north of DC, its within the I-495 Capital Beltway.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2018 8:33:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ0W4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 3

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The University of Maryland, College Park (commonly referred to as the University of Maryland, UMD, or simply Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C.[10] Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. The University of Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington metropolitan area, with a fall 2016 enrollment of more than 39,000 students, as well as over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs.[11] It is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Maryland has been labeled as one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[12][13]

The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in many research partnerships with the Federal government.[14] Members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security.[15][16] Considered a prominent research university in the United States, Maryland is classified as one of 115 Doctoral Universities with Very High Research by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[17][18]

In 2016, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore formalized their strategic partnership after their collaboration successfully created more innovative medical, scientific, and educational programs,[19] as well as greater research grants and joint faculty appointments than either campus has been able to accomplish on its own.[20][21][22] As of 2017, the operating budget of the University of Maryland is approximately $2.1 billion.[23][24] For the 2017 fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of nearly $515 million in research funding.[25] In October 2017, the University of Maryland received a record-breaking donation of $219.5 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, ranking among the largest philanthropic gifts to a public university in the country.[26][27] In 2018, they accepted the responsibility of a death of a student athlete, who died two weeks after being hospitalized following a team workout."
Name: University of Maryland, College Park

Location/Address:
College Park, MD 20742


Phone Number: 301.405.1000

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School (usually four years)

School Affiliation: Public -- State/Provincial/etc.

Date Founded: March 6, 1856

Enrollment: 39,083 (2016)

Nicknames/Mascots: Terrapins/Testudo

School Colors: red, white, black, gold

School Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine

Location of GPS Coordinates: Center of Campus

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