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The Samuel Riggs Alumni Center is located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)


1. University of Maryland at College Park

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in October opened a new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction at the university’s research park, and a month earlier, the university system announced a new School of Public Health. The university’s athletic teams jumped from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big 10, and for the fourth time in as many years, the University of Maryland was again listed among the 10 “Best Value” schools by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.


Maryland's departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference makes the school only the second ever to leave the athletic conference. The University of South Carolina left in 1971 and later joined the Southeastern Conference.

College Park


Founded: 1856

President: Wallace D. Loh

Employees (local): 13451 (13451)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.