The University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, Maryland is ranked No. 21 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Institute of Higher Education, which ranks the world’s top universities based on research, puts Maryland at No. 38 in the world and No. 29 among U.S. universities. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 49 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-third of the student population. Please visit www.umd.edu for more information.