2002 University Rankings
The Smith School of Business was rated 25th among the nation's business schools.
Earned "A" grades in the curriculum and ethics categories.
No. 7 in faculty quality
- No. 15 in a graduate poll
- No. 21 in intellectual capital
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
U.S. News & World Report
The university was 30th in the rankings of the best values in public education.
- The university was chosen as one of the ten best values in individual class size.
- The university was 18th in the ranking of national public universities.
- Top 25 "Programs That Really Work"
(academic programs that lead to student success)
- learning communities (Keeping the discussion going after class)
- first year experience (Making freshmen feel connected)
- service learning (Volunteering in the community)
- The Smith College of Business was ranked 18th in the nation.
- The e-commerce speciality ranked 4th.
- The supply chain management/logistics speciality ranked 6th.
- The management information systems speciality ranked 6th.
- The entrepreneurship speciality ranked 15th.
- The marketing speciality ranked
- The production/operations management speciality ranked 14th.
- The Clark School of engineering was ranked 24th in the nation (among schools whose highest degree is a doctorate).
- The aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical speciality ranked 10th.
- The electrical/electronics/communication speciality ranked 24th.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal ranked the Smith School of Business
No. 16 among the world's business schools. Maryland is the topped ranked school in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia). In separate categories, Smith was also:
No. 3 in a Journal "hidden gems" category.
No. 7 among schools in the East.
No. 7 among schools with less than 500 students.
No. 8 among graduate programs at public universities.
No. 5 for information technology
No. 7 for communications and personal skills (ranked by recruiters).
No. 9 for ability to work well as a team (ranked by recruiters).
No. 7 for financial services (ranked by recruiters).
No. 8 for technology (ranked by recruiters).
Black Issues in Higher Education
- In the annual report on graduate schools, the university made the following lists of schools who awarded degrees to people of color.
African American degrees,all disciplines combined among traditionally white institutions, 2nd
- African American degrees all disciplines combined, 3rd
- Asian American degrees all disciplines combined, 24th
- Hispanic degrees all disciplines combined, 90th
- Asian American biology degrees, 34th
- Asian American computer and information science degrees, 3rd
- African American education degrees, 37th
- African American engineering degrees, 3rd
- Asian American engineering degrees, 21st
- African American mathematics degrees, 1st
- African American social sciences and history degrees, 3rd
- African Americans all disciplines combined, 75th
- Asian American all disciplines combined, 53rd
- Asian American business degrees, 48th
- African American computer science degrees, 42nd
- Asian American computer science degrees, 53rd
- Asian American education degrees, 58th
- African American engineering degrees, 3rd
- Asian American engineering degrees, 26th
- African American English degrees, 4th
- African American Social Sciences degrees, 11th
- Asian American social sciences degrees, 25th
- In the annual report on undergraduate programs, the university made the following rankings:
- African American baccalaureate degrees among traditionally white institutions, 4th
- Asian American baccalaureate degrees, all disciplines, 18th
- Hispanic baccalaureate degrees, all disciplines, 74th
- African American ethnic group studies baccalaureate degrees, 8th
- Asian American ethnic group studies baccalaureate degrees, 33rd
- African Americans biology baccalaureate degrees, 6th
- Asian American biology baccalaureate degrees, 10th
- Hispanic biology baccalaureate degrees, 41st
- Asian American business baccalaureate degrees, 24th
- Asian American computer and information science baccalaureate degrees, 13th
- Hispanic computer and information science baccalaureate degrees, 34th
- African American education baccalaureate degrees, 16th
- Asian American education baccalaureate degrees, 9th
- Hispanic education baccalaureate degrees, 57th
- African American engineering baccalaureate degrees, 11th
- Asian American engineering baccalaureate degrees, 18th
- Hispanic engineering baccalaureate degrees, 60th
- African American English baccalaureate degrees, 3rd
- Asian American English baccalaureate degrees, 9th
- Asian American mathematics baccalaureate degrees, 24th
- Hispanic physical science baccalaureate degrees, 53rd
- Asian American psychology baccalaureate degrees, 32nd
- African American social sciences and history baccalaureate degrees, 1st
- Asian American social sciences and history baccalaureate degrees, 14th
- Hispanic social sciences and history baccalaureate degrees, 42nd
U.S. News & World Report
College of Education
Robert H. Smith School of
- Education ranked 21st in the nation.
- The administration/supervision specialty ranked 11th
- The counseling and personnel services speciality ranked 1st
- The education policy speciality ranked 11th.
- The curriculum and instruction specialty ranked 19th
- The education psychology specialty ranked 11th
- The elementary teaching specialty ranked 13th
- The higher education administration ranked 9th
- The secondary education specialty ranked 16th
- The special education specialty ranked 5th
- The M.B.A. program was ranked 43rd in the nation.
- The management and information systems speciality ranked
- The general management speciality ranked 23rd
- The entrepreneurship speciality ranked 15th
- The international business specialty ranked 23 rd
- The part-time MBA specialty ranked 13th
College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Computer Science ranked 12th in the nation.
- The artificial intelligence specialty ranked 11th.
- The systems specialty ranked 11th
- Physics ranked 13th in the nation.
- The atomic/molecular specialty ranked 11th
- The condensed matter/solid state specialty ranked 10th
- Mathematics ranked 16th in the nation
- Applied mathematics ranked 11th
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Association of American Medical Colleges
- Engineering ranked 19th in the nation.
- The aerospace engineering speciality ranked 15th .
- The computer engineering speciality ranked 18th.
- The electrical engineering speciality ranked 20th.
- According to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the University of Maryland ranks No. 1 among traditionally white public universities in preparing African American students for medical school.
Maryland is No. 6 among all schools.
Among traditionally white institutions the rankings are: Harvard University, 37 admitted students; Maryland, 24; Johns Hopkins University, 20; UCLA, 17, University of North Carolina, 16; and University of Virginia, 16.
The Financial Times of London ranked the Smith School of Business No. 21 in North America and No. 29 worldwide. In separate worldwide categories, Smith was also:
No. 6 in research
No. 7 in entrepreneurship
No. 8 in information technology
- Terrapin athletics finished 44th in the nation in the Sears Cup standings (a measurement of excellence over a broad range of collegiate sports).
- The men's basketball won its first NCAA championship.