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    Maryland is home to over 100 colleges and universities, offering a wide variety of educational opportunities. The University System of Maryland is the statewide public university system, featuring five universities including the University of Maryland, College Park, the state flagship university and the most well-known public school. Maryland has several historic and renowned private colleges and universities, the most prominent of which is the highly selective Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876 with a grant from Baltimore entrepreneur Johns Hopkins. The state is also home to two federally funded institutions - the United States Naval Academy and The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. St. Johns College in Annapolis and Washington College in Chestertown, both private institutions, are the oldest colleges in the state and among the oldest colleges in the country. Other private schools include Loyola University Maryland, Mount St. Mary’s University, McDaniel College, Hood College, Stevenson University, Goucher College, and many others.

    • Johns Hopkins University

      Johns Hopkins University Save

      3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218
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      Originally founded as a research university for graduate students, Johns Hopkins backed into undergraduate education in a way different from most elite institutions. More serious of mind than its Ivy League rivals, Hopkins hosts plays at the Division I level ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • United States Naval Academy

      United States Naval Academy Save

      121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
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      The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis provides a stellar and rigorous education in the arts and sciences and, of course, training in military and naval service. Cadets eagerly anticipate the annual Army-Navy football game, perhaps the most historic of ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Maryland-College Park

      University of Maryland-College Park Save

      College Park, MD 20742
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      "The very affordable University of Maryland is a major research university that offers a "professional atmosphere" and, for those who qualify, an exemplary Honors program. Maryland's core curriculum requires students to fulfill a wide range of distribution requirements and then, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • St Mary's College of Maryland

      St Mary's College of Maryland Save

      18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City, MD 20686
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      "St. Mary's College, one of only two public honors colleges in the nation, is a small, highly selective, state-funded liberal arts college with a "breathtaking campus" "out in the boonies" but not far from Washington, D.C. The "tough" academic experience ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County

      University of Maryland-Baltimore County Save

      1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
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      "University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a public school "strategically located" in suburbia between Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Here, students have the big time resources of a state university and the "friendly atmosphere" of a small college. UMBC claims "an ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • St John's College

      St John's College Save

      60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401
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      St John's College is college with 443 students located in Annapolis, MD. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Washington College

      Washington College Save

      300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620
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      About 1,300 undergraduate students study at this, the nation's tenth oldest university, located in historic Chestertown, MD. In addition to offering a fine liberal arts education, the school boasts a creative writing program with exceptional resources at the O'Neill Literary ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Salisbury University

      Salisbury University Save

      1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801
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      "Processed meat jokes aside, Salisbury State University is a very good public school in the town of Salisbury "on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore." Among the very professionally-minded students here, elementary education, communications, business administration, marketing and biology are the most ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • McDaniel College

      McDaniel College Save

      2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
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      Situated between Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the central Maryland community of Westminster, Western Maryland College is a private, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1600 undergrads. Students rave about the exceptional scholarship offerings, as well ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Notre Dame of Maryland University

      Notre Dame of Maryland University Save

      4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210
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      "The College of Notre Dame of Maryland is a primarily all-women's Catholic college with a "park-like," waterfront campus in the middle of Baltimore. CND intercollegiate sports include volleyball, lacrosse, and field hockey. A coed weekend program is available for busy ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Loyola University Maryland

      Loyola University Maryland Save

      4501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210
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      Once a college and now a university, Loyola Maryland is located in a residential section of Baltimore known as Roland Park, miles from the infamous parts of "Charm City" that led to TV shows such as "The Wire" and "Homicide: ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Towson University

      Towson University Save

      8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252
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      Located near Baltimore, Towson University is a comprehensive public institution with almost 17,000 undergraduate students of both the traditional and non-traditional varieties. Towson boasts a perennially strong women's gymnastics team and entertainment options abound in Baltimore - from the National ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

    Facts About Colleges in Maryland

    • There are 57 Colleges in Maryland.

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