To identify the Best Colleges in Maryland for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Maryland anywhere.

Maryland has over 100 colleges and universities. The majority of the schools are located in and around the Baltimore-Washington area. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is probably the most well-known public school while the highly selective Johns Hopkins University tops the offering of private institutions.

Most of the public colleges in Maryland are affiliated with the University System of Maryland. The state is also home to the third oldest college in the US, St John’s College and two federally funded institutions.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and United States Naval Academy. Loyola College in Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, St Mary’s College of Maryland, University of Maryland-Baltimore, and University of Maryland, College Park are all nationally recognized for top college programs.

Regional Information about Maryland

Regional Information About Maryland
Major Cities: Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington DC
Attractions: Monument Tours, Washington DC Segway tours, White House tour
Cost of Living: Best Places Maryland Cost of Living
Popular Schools: John Hopkins University, University of Maryland-College Park, Loyola University Maryland

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Maryland takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Johns Hopkins University
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  2. University of Maryland - College Park
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  3. Loyola University Maryland
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  4. University of Maryland - Baltimore County
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  5. St. Mary's College of Maryland
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  6. Salisbury University
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  7. Towson University
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  8. University of Baltimore
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  9. Washington College
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  10. Stevenson University
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  11. McDaniel College
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  12. Goucher College
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  13. Hood College
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  14. Maryland Institute College of Art
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  15. Mount St. Mary's University
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  16. Notre Dame of Maryland University
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  17. Frostburg State University
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  18. Morgan State University
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  19. Washington Adventist University
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  20. Bowie State University
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