College Ranks High in First U.S. News Best Global Universities
The University of Maryland ranks No. 51 in the first U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings, which recognize the top 500 institutions from nearly 50 countries. The university ranks among the top 25 in four subject areas and nine additional subjects made the top 100.
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences boasts three subject areas in the top 25:
- Geosciences – No. 15
- Physics – No. 18
- Space science – No. 21
Additional subjects in the college—computer science, environment/ecology, microbiology, and chemistry—made the top 100.
In addition to being recognized in the top 100 of the Best Global Universities, UMD is ranked No. 43 in the world according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), which ranks the world's top universities based on research. Three departments in the college ranked in the top 50: computer science (No. 17), physics (No. 25) and mathematics (No. 35). According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UMD ranked No. 33.
About the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 7,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs each year. The college's 10 departments and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $150 million.