About the Honors College

Washington D.C.

The University of Maryland’s premiere location in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area provides students with exceptional access to research and internship experiences unrivaled by other universities. Scholarly resources of the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Folger Shakespeare Library are all located within easy commuting distance for students electing to pursue off-campus research. In addition, nearly every business, foundation, branch of government, broadcasting company, trade group, and professional organization has an office, if not its headquarters, in the D.C. area.

UMD’s beautiful campus features resources such as the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, specialized research facilities, and impressive amenities and recreation facilities. This exceptional location and close proximity to the College Park Metro Station provides easy access to an endless array of cultural events, movies, arts, sports, museums, restaurants, and shopping in the nation’s capital. Students will never exhaust all that the University of Maryland and the Washington D.C. area have to offer.