University of Maryland or UMD as it is popularly called is a public research university located in the city of College Park, in Maryland. UMD is the largest university in its state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. From the time of its foundation in 1856, the University of Maryland has come a long way in positioning itself as one of the finest learning institutions in the area. Occupying an expansive 1250 acres, the campus is visually appealing with a documented approximate of 7500 trees. Driven by unparalleled excellence, the University of Maryland comprises of institutions that offer 127 undergraduate and 112 graduate degrees in several spaces of education. Programs are offered in Engineering, Agriculture, Business, Journalism, Social Sciences and so on. The esteemed faculty comprises of various scholars, researchers, academics and Nobel Prize Laureates who are well-established and notable in their respective fields of work. As per the U.S. News & World Report, admissions are classified as ‘more selective’ at the University of Maryland. The university has also been ranked 20th nationally among public universities as per the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report. It has also secured the 52nd position in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2016. Larry David, Jim Henson and Connie Chung are some of its notable alumni, who have gone on to achieve abundantly in their professional lives. Here is a list of some more famous names who studied at University of Maryland.