Photo courtesy of United States Naval Academy.

Maryland colleges were among the top ranked schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual universities list.

Johns Hopkins University tied for seventh place with University of Pennsylvania for best national university. Princeton University topped those rankings as number one.

Hopkins was the highest ranked Maryland institution on the national universities list. The school has an annual tuition of over $60,000 and had enrolled 6,132 undergraduate students as of fall 2021, according to the report.

Among liberal arts colleges, the University State Naval Academy tied for sixth place with Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

The naval academy, which was the highest ranked liberal arts college in Maryland, had enrolled 4,528 undergraduate students as of fall 2021, according to the report.

The report ranked Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts as the number one liberal arts college in the nation.

Other Maryland schools that ranked as national universities are:

  • University of Maryland, College Park (55 tie)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (137 tie)
  • Morgan State University (317 tie)

Among liberal arts colleges, these Maryland schools also made the list:

  • St. John’s College (61 tie)
  • Washington College (85 tie)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland (89 tie)
  • Goucher College (111 tie)
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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at