The University of Maryland system is a public system that was created in 1807. The Baltimore County campus became part of the state university system in 1963. Established in 1840, the dental school at the University of Maryland was the first dental college to exist in the world. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery is located in the same 32-acre urban campus in downtown Baltimore, as are the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions, as well as Law and Social Work. In 1983 a Center for the Study of Human Performance in Dentistry was established at the school.