Maryland

Georgetown, University of Virginia Make Top Colleges List

A number of D.C., Maryland and Virginia colleges made it to the top 100

Georgetown University, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University rank among the top schools in the country, a new report says. 

All three schools ranked in the top 30 of U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best College rankings released Monday. 

A number of D.C., Maryland and Virginia colleges made it to the top 100. 

Here's which local schools made the National Universities list: 

  • No. 10: Johns Hopkins University, with an overall score of 91
  • No. 24: Georgetown University, with an overall score of 77
  • No. 28: University of Virginia, with an overall score of 73
  • No. 40: College of William and Mary, with an overall score of 67
  • No. 64: University of Maryland, College Park, with an overall score of 59
  • No. 70: George Washington University, with an overall score of 58
  • No. 74: Virginia Tech,  with an overall score of 57
  • No. 77: American University, with an overall score of 56

These local schools made the Top National Liberal Arts Colleges list:

  • No. 10: Washington and Lee University, with an overall score of 89
  • No. 17: United States Naval Academy, with an overall score of 86
  • No. 23: University of Richmond, with an overall score of 84
  • No. 64: St. John’s College, with an overall score of 67
  • No. 72: Virginia Military Institute, with an overall score of 64
  • No. 92: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with an overall score of 60

The report compares nearly 1,400 bachelor's degree-offering universities on measures of academic performance.  

Each school is rated on a zero to 100 scale based on factors like their student-to-faculty ratio, student’s ACT/SAT scores and the institution’s retention and graduation rates. U.S. News & World Report does not take into account factors such as athletic performance or social life.

Go here to see the full rankings

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