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University of Maryland, College Park
HJ Patterson building at UMCP, main entrance, morning, August 21, 2006.jpg
MottoFatti maschii, parole femine (unofficial)[1]
Motto in EnglishStrong deeds, gentle words
EstablishedMarch 6, 1856 (1856-03-06)
TypeFlagship public
Parent institutionUniversity System of Maryland
Endowment$355.3 million (2018)[2]
PresidentWallace Loh[3]
ProvostMary Ann Rankin
Academic staff4,610 (Fall 2016)[4]
Admin. staff5,481 (Fall 2016)[4]
Students41,200 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates30,762 (Fall 2018)[5]
Postgraduates10,438 (Fall 2018)[5]
LocationCollege Park, Maryland, United States
CampusSuburban, 1,340 acres (5.4 km2)[6]
Former namesMaryland Agricultural College
Maryland State College
ColorsRed, white, black, gold[7]
University of Maryland wordmark.svg

The University of Maryland, College Park, often called simply the University of Maryland, is a public university in College Park, Maryland. It is the largest university in a group called the "University System of Maryland."


In 1856, the Maryland Agricultural College was chartered. Sixty years later, the state of Maryland took control of the college and renamed it Maryland State University. In 1920, it joined several professional schools in the area to become the University of Maryland. It joined the Association of American Universities in 1925.


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