1996 University Rankings
U.S. News & World Report (Undergraduate
- In the rankings of undergraduate business and engineering
programs, the university was 20th and 24th
U.S. News & World Report (Graduate
Princeton Review's Guide to the Best Business
Robert H. Smith School of
College of Computer, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
- The MBA program ranked 24th in the nation.
A. James Clark School of Engineering
- Computer science Ph.D. program ranked 12th.
- Mathematics Ph.D. program ranked 19th.
- Physics Ph.D. program ranked 14th.
- The non-linear dynamics/chaos speciality in the physics
Ph.D. programs was ranked 2nd.
- Engineering ranked 28th in the nation.
College of Journalism
- Education ranked 26th.
- Counseling education ranked 3rd.
- Print journalism ranked 11th.
- Public relations ranked 1st.
- The Robert H. Smith School of Business ranked in the top 10 in
10 out of 30 undergraduate categories.
- Accounting ranked 1st.
- The school was ranked 8th in "Best Overall Skills."
National Research Council
- Computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering,
economics and oceanography (shared with the University of Maryland
System's Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies) were ranked among
the ten best programs at U.S. public universities.
Ivy League Programs as State School
- The University's Honors Program was one of only nine in the
U.S. to receive the top three-star rating in an ARCO's guide. (The other
eight were UCLA, the Universities of Virginia, Michigan, North Carolina,
Texas-Austin, Georgia and Delaware, and Penn State.)
- Terrapins athletics finished 36th in the Sears Cup standings (a measurement of excellence over a broad range of collegiate sports.)