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University of the Month: University of Maryland
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Every month FirstPoint USA aim to showcase the U.S universities that we have helped talented young athletes get a scholarship to. October’s featured university is The University of Maryland. The University of Maryland is a public research university located in the city of College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, The University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland and is considered a Public Ivy institution. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league. Academics With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. With courses ranging from Aerospace Engineering and Accounting, to Psychology, and even Japanese, Maryland is sure to have a course suited to you. Maryland is ranked 55th in the latest 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings of "National Universities" across the United States, and it is ranked 17th nationally among public universities. Athletics The University of Maryland's athletics facilities provide outstanding practice and competition venues for the Terps' 25 varsity sports programs. So outstanding, in fact, that The Princeton Review ranked the facilities top in the country, as released by the publication in August of 2009. As of 2011, Maryland's athletic teams had been awarded 38 national championships by the NCAA, USILA, AIAW, and NCA! Maryland offer fantastic 360 views of all their athletic facilities, on their website, including their $50.8 million - 54,000 capacity Byrd football stadium, $2.5 million soccer facilities and whopping 27 tennis courts! Maryland Student Lifestyle