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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK Current Carnegie Classification: Research Universities I

Current Carnegie Classification: Research Universities I
Institutional Identity
The University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) is the flagship institution of the University of
Maryland System. As the comprehensive public research university for the State of Maryland and
the original 1862 land grant institution in Maryland, UMCP has the responsibility within the UMS
for serving as the state's primary center for graduate study and research, advancing knowledge
through research, providing high-quality undergraduate instruction across a broad spectrum of
academic disciplines, and extending service to all regions of the state.
As a constituent institution of the University of Maryland System, UMCP cooperates with other
educational segments in Maryland and collaborates with other UMS institutions to provide citizens
access to high-quality educational services and to meet the economic and cultural needs of
Maryland. Because excellence knows no distinctions of race, culture, or gender, UMCP has made
the diversity of its human resources and educational opportunities a distinguishing characteristic of
its institutional identity.
A member of the Association of American Universities, UMCP aspires to become one of the
nation's preeminent public research universities within the next decade. This aspiration is
consistent with the 1988 Higher Education Reorganization Act, which mandates that UMCP:
1) serve the state with programs and faculty nationally recognized for excellence in research:
2) admit as freshmen highly qualified students who have academic profiles that suggest exceptional


Source: Anisimov, Mikhail - Institute for Physical Science and Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Physics; Materials Science