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Life in the Nation's Capital

Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C.

When you pursue your MBA at Maryland Smith, you’ll find the nation’s capital is only a 15-minute Metro ride away. And while the museums, cherry blossoms, restaurant scene and recognition as a top city for young professionals speak for themselves, there are other aspects of the region that make it the perfect choice for an MBA.

Tida Jarjou


“From doing my undergrad in Washington, D.C., I knew that living in this area would be similar to living in New York City—but less congested and with a better work/life balance than I would get in most other places,” said Tida Jarjou, MBA ′20. “The culture, the museums and the pace were all in line with what I was looking for.”

Tida Jarjou
MBA ′20

34,000+ Local Smith Alumni

Smith’s local alumni networks extends throughout the region, its industries and the top offices of the federal government. Tap your fellow Smith Terps for an introduction, informational interview or a simple cup of coffee.

34,000+ Smith alumni living in the DC-metro area. 432,000 federal jobs. 30-minute drive to Baltimore. 15-minutes Metro ride to Washington DC.

With national championship titles in nearly every sport Maryland offers, the Terrapin teams are a hot ticket. Students get free tickets to sporting events like basketball, football and soccer.

Terp Sports

Check out the Clarice’s live musical, dance and theatrical performances, recitals and exhibits. See why the university’s art gallery has earned a national reputation for innovative exhibitions.

The Clarice

Finding off-campus housing for graduate students can be stressful, so contact Maryland’s Off-Campus Housing services for a quick and easy starting point.


Graduate, then Innovate in the D.C. Metro Region

DC at night

The Washington, D.C., metro area has long been touted as a burgeoning tech hub, including companies like Northrop Grumman and Fisher BioServices. And with the impending arrival of Amazon’s HQ2, the job market will only continue to thrive across all facets of business. What better place to apply your finely honed leadership and analytical skills?

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