Considered a "public Ivy," the University of Maryland is one of the top research institutions on both national and international stages, ranked in the Top 20 by US News and World Report. Over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend UMD, and over 75 percent are from Maryland. There are 91 undergraduate majors, and 13 graduate schools and colleges. The school mascot is a diamondback terrapin (a turtle species native to Maryland) named Testudo, and his bronze statues are all over campus. Every UMD students knows the motto: "Fear the Turtle!"
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- Undergraduate tuition for Maryland residents is $9,162. Non-residents pay $28,348.
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What role did the University play during the Civil War?
As a land grant college, the university—then known as Maryland Agricultural College—was a camp site for more than 6,000 Union Army soldiers in 1864. A few months later, about 400 Confederate Army soldiers did the same thing. The scandal led to the resignation of the college president, Henry Onderdonk.
How has the University contributed to scientific research?
UMD has made huge contributions in research across a broad spectrum of disciplines like climate change, food safety, and cyber security. It boasts a large number of impressive alumni in research and technology, including Sergey Brin of Google and Robert Briskman of Sirius-XM Satellite Radio.