The University of Maryland has long been a leader in providing higher education to students from around the world, and welcoming international guest to teach and do research. UMD's large international population has been an important factor in Maryland's status as a leading land-grant, public research university.
UMD also places a high value on international experience for its students, offering a variety of short, medium and long term programs, and continually enhancing funds available to ensure that all UMD students can afford to participate in the program of their choice.
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland ranked in the top 10 of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's list of Best Values in Public Colleges for 2011-12. UMD ranked 8th among four-year institutions for providing outstanding education at an affordable price for in-state students and 10th for out-of-state. The prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities rates UM 38th, globally.
The University of Maryland again sent record numbers of students abroad (1,958) and rose in the national rankings, climbing to #17 from #21 for overall participation in study abroad. UMD’s #9 ranking for participation in short term study abroad is a significant increase from our #17 ranking last year and reflects the commitment of many faculty members who develop and lead these programs.
Statistics are reported in OPEN DOORS 2011, the annual report on international education published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, with support from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. For more information click here.