Best Maryland Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Maryland for 2021

There are 50 colleges and universities in Maryland enrolling 355,846 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Maryland below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Maryland offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Maryland is home to nationally ranked institutions like Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, St Mary's College of Maryland and University of Maryland Baltimore County. The highest ranked college in Maryland is Johns Hopkins University and the top rated public state college is University of Maryland College Park.

Local college options can be explored in Baltimore or other cities.


50 results

List of the Best Maryland Colleges

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
University of Maryland College Park
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College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.11Avg GPA
St Mary's College of Maryland
S
St. Mary's City, MD
St Mary's College of Maryland

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 1,582enrollment
  • $20,996net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1290SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA
University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 13,767enrollment
  • $17,094net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Maryland Institute College of Art
M
Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,178enrollment
  • $42,750net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1350SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Goucher College
G
Baltimore, MD
Goucher College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,267enrollment
  • $29,675net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Notre Dame of Maryland University
N
Baltimore, MD
 
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,371enrollment
  • $19,664net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 910-1130SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Mount St Mary's University
M
Emmitsburg, MD
Mount St Mary's University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,406enrollment
  • $29,283net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Towson University
T
Towson, MD
Towson University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 22,923enrollment
  • $16,161net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Washington Adventist University
W
Takoma Park, MD
 
Washington Adventist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 1,131enrollment
  • $18,754net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 820-1030SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
Stevenson University
S
Stevenson, MD
Stevenson University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 3,615enrollment
  • $27,913net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Frostburg State University
F
Frostburg, MD
Frostburg State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 5,295enrollment
  • $16,380net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 920-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Coppin State University
C
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Coppin State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,738enrollment
  • $10,963net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 820-970SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.91*Avg GPA
Bowie State University
B
HBCU
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 6,320enrollment
  • $14,321net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 2.98*Avg GPA
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M
HBCU
Princess Anne, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 3,193enrollment
  • $16,267net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 850-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Allegany College of Maryland
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Cumberland, MD
 
Allegany College of Maryland

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,585enrollment
  • $9,155net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Anne Arundel Community College
A
Arnold, MD
Anne Arundel Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,886enrollment
  • $13,174net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA