About The Area

Discover the Opportunities at College Park and Washington, D.C.

Embrace Innovation at College Park   

Situated just 7 miles from the vibrant heart of Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland, College Park is not just a place to learn—it's a place to live and thrive. Our campus is energized by the spirit of discovery and innovation, notably at the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering. This modern hub, with its over 15 specialized labs and collaborative, light-filled spaces, is designed to propel your studies and research into new dimensions. 

College Park is experiencing a notable transformation with the introduction of new restaurants, cafes, and modern living spaces, supported by substantial investments in local infrastructure. The introduction of the Purple Line will enhance transportation options with direct links to Metrorail, Amtrak, and MARC, making travel more convenient for students. Whether you’re enjoying a quick coffee or trying out local restaurants, College Park provides a lively setting for your graduate studies.

Experience the Cultural Wealth of Washington, D.C.

Just a short Metro ride from campus, Washington, D.C. opens up a world of opportunities that extend beyond academia. This culturally rich, diverse city is an extension of our classroom, where free access to some of the nation’s top museums and art galleries can enrich your personal and professional growth. More than just the center of national politics and policy, D.C. also offers ample social and professional networking opportunities, making it a great place for computer science students who want to make an impact in technology and policy at both national and international levels.

Why UMD is the Perfect Choice

Choosing UMD for your graduate education in computer science places you at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Our location near D.C., along with advanced facilities like the Brendan Iribe Center, offers a distinctive advantage. You will have opportunities to connect with key government agencies such as the the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which are influential in shaping public policy.

At UMD, you do more than earn a degree; you become part of a vibrant academic and professional community, filled with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you're looking to deepen your research in a Ph.D. program or enhance your career with a master’s degree, UMD provides a comprehensive educational experience in a dynamic region. Join us and begin your journey at the forefront of computer science and engineering.