University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College Park is a world-renowned public research university offering a wide range of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Due to its location close to the White House, it offers many research partnerships with the U.S. government.It is often supported by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Homeland Security. Over 39,000 students enroll every year, making College Park, Maryland, a hub for higher education and collegiate sports. Don't miss a visit to see the Testudo statue in front of McKeldin Library when you visit the University of Maryland. Many students rub this bronze statue of the University's terrapin mascot, hoping to earn good grades during finals week. Guests can also rub the turtle's nose for a little extra luck, proving that such traditions are not only reserved for students attending college in Maryland, but also for visitors.