The Next Four Years

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Are you ready for the next four?

So you have a student ready to spend the next four years at The University of Maryland? That means you will be visiting College Park hopefully sometime soon. If you have never been to this college town located right outside of the capital city of Washington D.C., you may not know all that this college campus can offer. In between Washington D.C. and Virginia, College Park is a town that is the perfect fit for a walkable college campus with university life, but also a short 30-minute ride from the metropolitan city of D.C.

What you should know about the University of Maryland

  • The University of Maryland is a public research university that was founded in 1856. The
  • The university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland and is also the
  • The largest university in both the state of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area.

Due to its proximity to the capital, the University has several research partners with The federal government and works closely with various businesses and organizations in the area to help its students network and forge relationships that set their students up for success in the future. The University of Maryland is a part of the University System of Maryland (USM) which is the higher public education system of Maryland. The system consists of 12 universities and three regional higher education centers. The main campus where the majority of students apply and attend is located in College Park.

In addition to the College Park location, the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is a commonplace of attendance for those students on a nursing track. Following your first two years at the main campus studying prerequisites, nursing majors will spend their final two years studying at the Baltimore location where the University of Maryland’s nursing school is located.

Why the terrapins? The University of Maryland coined the name “terps” in 1932 by Harry “Curley” Byrd, the then football coach. The university was previously referred to by the “Old Liners”, the Byrd wanted a better nickname and decided to choose terrapin after the diamondback terrapins endemic to the Chesapeake Bay area. The team colors of Maryland are red, white, black, and gold, all the colors of the flag of Maryland and the only school in the NCAA to have four official school colors. The mascot of the university and the turtle leading the teams is Testudo, and legend has it: if you rub his nose, you will have good luck on exams, finals, and everything in between!

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