College Park & D.C.

The University of Maryland offers the best of both worlds with the college town feel of College Park right next door to Washington, D.C.

College Park, MD, offers a great variety of shops and restaurants, featuring dishes that span the globe. A popular hiker-biker trail runs right through campus and past Lake Artemesia, a great picnicking spot. Neighboring communities offer shopping malls, movie theaters and just about every other amenity you can imagine.

Just a Metro ride away, you can catch all the sights, culture, and nightlife of Washington, D.C. Check out mega-concerts at the Verizon Center, catch a game featuring one of D.C.’s five major professional sports teams, explore historic Georgetown, or just stroll down the National Mall to visit one of the 11 free Smithsonian Museums and art galleries. You’re also only a half-hour MARC train ride from Baltimore and Annapolis, where you can walk along the Inner Harbor, take in an Orioles baseball or Ravens football game, and of course try our famous Maryland blue crabs.
 

FAST FACTS

Location Founded Area Population % over 25 with a
4-year college degree
College Park, MD 1856 14.71 km2 31,274 51.60%
Washington, D.C. 1791 177.00 km2 658,893 46.00%

 

 

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