Top Maryland Colleges and Universities

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Maryland is located in the Mid-Atlantic region and has a rich history and culture that goes back beyond the American Revolution. Many of its colleges are recognized around the world; five of these institutions are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University is located in Baltimore, Maryland, not far from Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 1876, the university has developed a sterling reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, especially in the areas of applied science and medicine. Currently, John Hopkins holds the #14 position on US News and World Report's list of America's Best Colleges. These two disciplines have won more federal research awards than any other institute in the country. JHU has 5,738 undergraduate students and almost three times that many graduate students, making it the ideal university to complete your entire post secondary education.

University of Maryland-College Park

In 1856, Maryland Agricultural College, the predecessor to the University of Maryland, was founded in College Park. The city is a small college town in central Maryland that allows students to truly experience life in a community that values its university. The institution has steadily grown both in influence and enrollment; today it boasts 25,154 undergraduate students and is ranked #54 by US News and World Report. One of the most dynamic aspects of the University of Maryland is its incredibly diverse student body, with an impressive 33% minority student enrollment.

University of Maryland-University College

Adult students will find that the University of Maryland-University College provides an ideal atmosphere for learning. The university was founded in 1947 with the particular needs of nontraditional students in mind and has continued to use Internet technology, remote classrooms and evening classes to put education and professional development opportunities in the hands of busy adults. UMUC is located in Adelphi, Maryland and has a large and diverse student population, including 22,898 undergraduate students. The institution also pays careful attention to the needs of military learners.

Towson University

Towson University is among the absolute best regional public universities and is also the second-largest university in Maryland. Located in suburban Baltimore, Towson currently has an undergraduate population of 15,374 students who enjoy this beautiful campus. The institution was founded in 1866 and has grown to offer more than 100 degree choices; students also have the unique opportunity to obtain jobs, internships and research opportunities in nearby metropolitan Baltimore. Towson's close proximity to Baltimore has also prompted the university to offer an array of professional development and continuing education courses.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

For motivated students who are interested in science and technology in close proximity to Washington, D.C., no other university in Maryland can offer the resources that the University of Maryland-Baltimore County has. The institution is a true resource for the state and has a world-class tech center and other research entities that provide corporations around the world with ideas and support. The undergraduate population of UMBC is 9,416 and has steadily grown since the college's founding in 1966.

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