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Learn all that the University of Maryland has to offer!

History & Mission

  • Facts and Figures
    Summary of enrollment, listing of the university's rankings by national magazines and reports, and recent accomplishments, achievements and honors by the people of the University of Maryland
  • Mission Statement
    A statement of our institutional identity, capabilities, and objectives and outcomes.
  • Maryland Traditions
    Who is Testudo, just where did "Fear the Turtle" come from, and what song does the Memorial Chapel carillon chime every hour?
  • University of Maryland A to Z
    Learn about Maryland traditions and many other fun and unusual tales about our campus, from its founding in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College to the twenty-first century.


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