Maryland at a glance

March 31, 2001

Founded: 1856

Location: College Park, Md.

Enrollment: 24,717 undergraduates

Tuition and fees: $5,136 in-state; $12,668 out-of-state

Famous alumni: Nobel-winning chemist Herbert Hauptman; Maryland's first African-American congressman, Parren Mitchell; soprano Carmen Balthrop; space shuttle Challenger astronaut Judith Resnick; puppeteer Jim Henson.

Academic ranking: No. 57, based on U.S. News & World Report's academic reputation score.

Colors: Red and white

Nickname: Terrapins, chosen by the class of 1933. It commissioned a statue of a North Atlantic diamondback, whose habitat is unique to Maryland's western and eastern shores.

Last trip to Final Four: None

NCAA basketball titles: None

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