A Great Place to Put an Engineering School

The University of Maryland is a research university, and more than 3,000 research projects are underway here at any one time!

It's also a large and vibrant campus community with many things to do. You'll find nationally ranked sports teams, great theater, music and arts, and clubs and organizations for every interest. Washington, D.C., and Baltimore offers city life close by, while mountains in western Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean to the east offer outdoor escapes. And of course, you can't beat the steamed crabs. At the A. James Clark School of Engineering, you'll find that it's a real advantage to be a part of the University of Maryland.

To learn more about life at and around the University of Maryland, including dining, diversions, events, university services, student organizations, special programs and campus jobs, visit the university's Campus Life page, or visit the Clark School and the University of Maryland in person.


Competition is the soul of innovation and comraderie at the Clark School. Our students participates in a number of regional and national competitions—from SAE formula car racing and rockets to the Solar Decathlon and more—these challenges provide our undergraduates with yet another hands-on opportunity to hone their engineering skills, work on a team, and develop next generation ideas from the ground up.

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Maryland Stats

  • Undergraduate enrollment: about 25,000
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18/1
  • Male/female ratio: 1/1
  • Students of color: 34%
  • Acres: 1,200
  • Swimming pools: 2 indoor, 1 outdoor
  • Library books: 3 million
  • Alumni: 258,000
  • Employers recruiting on campus: 335
  • 500-pound bronze terrapins on campus: 3

If you have any questions, need more information, or want to speak with an engineering student, please contact us at prospengr@umd.edu