It’s College Rankings Time Again

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It’s the time of year that college administrators and admissions officials have been waiting for: the annual release of U.S. News’s college rankings. Even as the whole idea of rankings had been heavily criticized, and despite other magazines trying to steal the glory by developing their own lists, the U.S. News list remains a focus for students and administrators alike. Here’s how local schools measured up this year:

Johns Hopkins ranked 12th in national universities, the same as last year; it’s the highest spot on the list the school has ever held. The university is trying desperately to make it to the top 10 by 2020– watch out, Dartmouth.

Goucher moved up five spots to tie for 105th place in the national liberal arts schools ranking.

University of Maryland made back it into the top 20 public universities rankings, rising one spot from last year’s 21st-place listing; this marks the twelfth time the school has made it into the top 20.

Loyola tied for 3rd place in regional (north) universities, along with Fairfield University and College of New Jersey.

Towson tied for 60th in regional (north) universities, along with five other schools.

Morgan State ranked 15th among historically black universities.

Notre Dame of Maryland tied for 50th in regional (north) universities, along with five other schools.

UMBC tied for 149th among national universities; it also ranked 5th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. And it once again snagged the top spot in the list of up-and-coming universities.

Stevenson tied for 98th in regional (north) universities.




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