University of Maryland Facts -- November 2012



Nov. 19, 2012

ACADEMICS

  • Chartered in 1856
  • Admitted into the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 1969
  • A land-grant university and member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Ranked No. 19 among all public universities and No. 58 overall in U.S. News & World Report's most recent evaluation of America's Best Universities

RESEARCH

  • Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research/Very High Research Activity" University (Tier 1)
  • Generates over $500 million annually in research funding
  • Along with regional real estate partners, helped create M Square Research Park (the state's largest), a dynamic location for science and technology companies.
    • M Square focuses on key technology clusters including homeland and national security, environmental and earth sciences and food safety and security.

ENROLLMENT

  • Fall 2012 undergraduate enrollment is 26,538
    • 75 percent are in-state
    • 20 percent are out-of-state
    • 2 percent are from outside the United States
  • Fall 2012 graduate enrollment is 10,710
    • 34 percent are in-state
    • 37 percent are out-of-state
    • 28 percent are from outside the United States

CONFERENCE HISTORY

  • Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association (1894-1897)
  • South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1918-1920)
  • Southern Conference (1921-1952)
    • Left SAIAA with 13 other institutions to become a charter member
  • Atlantic Coast Conference (1953-present)
    • Left Southern Conference with six other institutions to become a charter member

ATHLETICS

  • 20 varsity teams (8 men's teams; 12 women's teams)
  • 14 different sports (football, basketball, baseball, softball, field hockey, cross country, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track & field, wrestling, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse)
  • 35 national championships in seven varsity sports
    • Football (1): 1953
    • Men's Basketball (1): 2002
    • Women's Basketball (1): 2006
    • Field Hockey (8): 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
    • Men's Lacrosse (10): 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1973, 1975
    • Women's Lacrosse (11): 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
    • Men's Soccer (3): 1968, 2005, 2008

FOOTBALL

  • One national championship (1953)
  • 11 Southern Conference or ACC championships
  • Four undefeated regular seasons (1951, 1953, 1955, 1976)
  • 24 bowl appearances
    • Most recent - 51-20 win over East Carolina in the 2010 Military Bowl

MEN'S BASKETBALL

  • Five ACC regular-season championships (1975, 1980, 1995 [co], 2002, 2010 [co])
  • Three ACC Tournament titles (1958, 1984, 2004)
  • 24 NCAA Championship appearances
    • Most recent - 2010
  • One national championship (2002)
  • Two Final Fours (2001, 2002)
  • Five Elite Eights
  • 13 Sweet 16s

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

  • 10 ACC Championships
    • Most of any school (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2009, 2012)
  • 20 NCAA Championship appearances
    • Most recent - 2012
  • One national championship (2006)
  • Four Final Fours (1978, 1982, 1989, 2006)
  • Nine Elite Eights
  • 13 Sweet 16s

CONFERENCE

  • 194 conference titles as a member of the ACC (outright or shared)

NOTABLE ATHLETES

  • Joe Smith, Men's Basketball
    • 2005 Naismith College Player of the Year
  • Boomer Esiason, Football
    • Two-time All-Pro selection,
    • 1988 NFL MVP,
    • Current CBS NFL Analyst
  • Randy White, Football
    • 1974 Outland and Lombardi Trophy Award winner
    • Nine-time All-Pro selection
    • Member of the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames
  • Renaldo Nehemiah, Track & Field
    • Former world record holder in 110m hurdles

NOTABLE COACHES

  • Gary Williams, Men's Basketball (1989-2011)
    • NCAA title (2002)
    • Two Final Fours (2001, 2002)
    • Former BTN analyst
  • "Curly" Byrd, football (1911-1934)
    • Athletic Director (1915-1935)
    • University President (1936-1954)
    • Coached baseball (1913-1923)
  • Bobby Ross, football (1982-1986)
    • Won three consecutive ACC titles
    • Coached the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions in the NFL

NOTABLE ALUMNI

  • One Rhodes Scholar, Charles Thomas McMillen
  • Two Nobel Laureates
  • 18 Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Other:
    • Jim Henson - creator, Muppets
    • Sergey Brin - co-founder, Google
    • Carly Fiorina - former chair and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
    • Thomas R. Norris - retired Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor winner
    • Galo Plaza - former President of Ecuador and former Secretary-General of the Organization of American States
    • Mary Stallings Coleman - former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, first female justice on the Michigan Supreme Court
    • Carl Bernstein - key reporter for the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Watergate coverup
    • Dominique Dawes - Three-time Olympic gymnast and 1996 gold medalist
    • Larry David - Co-creator, "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
    • David Simon - Creator, "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street"
    • Connie Chung - Anchor and reporter for various TV networks
    • Robert Briskman - Co-founder, Sirius Satellite Radio
    • Kevin Plank - Founder and CEO, Under Armour

NOTABLE MARYLANDERS

  • Clara Barton - founder, American Red Cross
  • Frederick Douglass - U.S. abolitionist
  • Roger Easton - principal inventor, Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Francis Scott Key - author, Star Spangled Banner
  • Thurgood Marshall - former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and civil rights leader
  • Nancy Pelosi - former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Edgar Allen Poe - poet and writer
  • Raymond Spruance - WWII admiral, led U.S. naval forces to decisive victory at Battle of Midway
  • H.L. Mencken - journalist
  • Upton Sinclair - writer

BIG TEN/MARYLAND ATHLETIC CONNECTIONS

  • Gary Williams
    • Maryland's all-time winningest men's basketball coach
    • Former head coach at Ohio State and BTN analyst
  • Kerry McCoy
    • Maryland wrestling coach
    • Three-time All-American at Penn State
    • Penn State's male Athlete of the Year in 1997
  • Ron Vanderlinden
    • Current Penn State assistant football coach
    • Former Northwestern assistant football coach
    • Head football coach at Maryland from 1997-2000
  • Kelly Amonte Hiller
    • Northwestern women's lacrosse coach
    • Seven national championships with the Wildcats
    • Two national championships as a student-athlete at Maryland
    • Four-time All-American
  • Dr. Tom Davis
    • Long-time Iowa men's basketball coach
    • Maryland assistant coach from 1967-1971
  • Lee Corso
    • Former Indiana head football coach
    • Current ESPN commentator
    • Quarterbacks coach at Maryland from 1959-1965
  • Brenda Frese
    • Maryland women's basketball head coach
    • Former head coach at Minnesota
  • Pat Fitzgerald
    • Northwestern football coach
    • Began his coaching career as a linebacker coach at Maryland in 1998
  • Bill O'Brien
    • Penn State football coach
    • Spent two seasons as a running backs coach at Maryland
  • Tubby Smith
    • Minnesota men's basketball coach
    • Born in Scotland, Maryland