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University of Maryland College Park, MD

For more than 150 years, the University of Maryland has been one of the best public schools in the United States. Located in the small city of College Park and just a short distance from Washington, D.C., the school offers students a rich collegiate experience whether they live on the college grounds or in off campus housing.

The University of Maryland was founded in 1856 and opened its doors three years later. From humble beginnings, it eventually grew into a well-renowned public institution after the state of Maryland took over complete control in 1920. Today, the school is home to nearly 30,000 undergraduate students and given that it offers more than 100 majors in 13 different schools it's not hard to understand why.

Though academics are certainly a large draw, it is not the only thing Maryland has to offer. Students in university housing will be on one of the more beautiful campuses in the country. The expansive grounds are highlighted by McKeldin Mall. At nine-acres, it is the largest academic mall in the U.S. and is located in the heart of the campus.

The city of College Park has plenty to offer students who opt for off campus housing. The city is in the midst of a considerable redevelopment project and is also home to a number of museums including The Art Gallery of the University of Maryland and the College Park Aviation Museum. Furthermore, College Park is just a short distance from Washington, D.C., offering students the chance to take in everything the nation's capital has to offer.

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