Best Maryland Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Maryland for 2022

There are 50 colleges and universities in Maryland enrolling 343,105 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

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
University of Maryland College Park
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College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted 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

  • 1,508enrollment
  • $20,237net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
University of Maryland Baltimore County
M
Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 13,497enrollment
  • $16,868net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Mount St Mary's University
M
Emmitsburg, MD
Mount St Mary's University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,560enrollment
  • $28,111net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 961-1185SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Towson University
T
Towson, MD
Towson University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 21,917enrollment
  • $16,082net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA
Frostburg State University
F
Frostburg, MD
Frostburg State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 4,857enrollment
  • $15,970net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Coppin State University
C
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Coppin State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,348enrollment
  • $9,303net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 820-970SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.62Avg GPA
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M
HBCU
Princess Anne, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,646enrollment
  • $15,633net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA
Bowie State University
B
HBCU
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 6,250enrollment
  • $14,322net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 850-1020SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.53Avg GPA
Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Allegany College of Maryland
A
Cumberland, MD
 
Allegany College of Maryland

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,523enrollment
  • $9,772net 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

 

  • 11,948enrollment
  • $14,692net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Baltimore City Community College
B
Baltimore, MD
 
Baltimore City Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,181enrollment
  • $6,456net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
University of Baltimore
B
Baltimore, MD
University of Baltimore

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,169enrollment
  • $17,386net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 930-1078SAT range
  • 19-31ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Capitol College
C
Laurel, MD
 
Capitol College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 754enrollment
  • $24,638net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.26Estimated Avg GPA
Cecil College
C
North East, MD
 
Cecil College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,090enrollment
  • $8,614net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
College of Southern Maryland
S
La Plata, MD
 
College of Southern Maryland

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,164enrollment
  • $6,886net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA