University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) is a public institution that was founded in 1856. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,250 acres. The University of Maryland has highly ranked graduate programs in education (top 30 universities in USA) and the noted A. James Clark School of Engineering (ranked at #22 on US News Rankings), as well as well-regarded offerings through the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The university regularly earns accolades for its sustainable and clean energy initiatives, such as its plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 and campus-wide efforts to compost dining hall waste. It ranks #51 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.