Colleges in Maryland

Colleges in Maryland

Maryland is a North Eastern state that’s known as “America in Miniature” partially due to the variety of topography, which includes sandy dunes, pine groves, hills of oak forests, and marshland. The climate varies just as much as the land. There are 55 colleges in Maryland, the majority of which are public four-year or private non-profit institutions. The oldest college is St. John’s College, previously King William School, and was founded in 1696, and the most selective is Johns Hopkins University. When it comes to top industries, BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, and Advanced Manufacturing are popular in Little America. Main attractions in Maryland include The Walters Art Museum, the National Aquarium, and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
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University of Maryland-College Park

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland-College Park is a 4-year public research university in Maryland’s Capital Region and the flagship campus of the UMD system. UMD hosts 12 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 92 academic...

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At the University of Maryland, you learn so much more than just facts and truths from textbooks and lectures. While the classes are extremely informational, and the professors and T.A.s are all very knowledgeable on their subjects, the real learning...

” – Anonymous from PA
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore and the first research university in the United States. Hopkins confers degrees and certificates in over 260 academic programs. Additionally, Hopkins is home to the Hopkins Applied...

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All of the classes are full of material and even the intro classes go above and beyond what one would have learned in high school, and even in an AP class.

” – Alyssa from Grand Blanc, MI
Towson University

Located in Towson, MD, a suburb of Baltimore, Towson University is a diverse and inclusive campus community where your interests and talents have the platform to shine.

At Towson U, you get top ranked programs, small classes, and professors who will...

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I have just completed my first semester at Towson. Last semester I took 5 classes. I'm an art major so two of my classes are art classes. In the classes i took i honestly learned a lot. Each of my teachers went in depth in their courses and...

” – Kristin from Waldorf, MD
Morgan State University

Founded in 1867, Morgan State University is an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore and Maryland’s preeminent public urban research institution. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Morgan State offers degrees in more...

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For the past 2 years of attending Morgan State University, I have noticed myself changing for the better. Morgan has helped guide me to better decisions academically and also socially.

” – Fern from Silver Spring, MD
Salisbury University

Salisbury University is a 4-year public institution on Maryland’s eastern shore and a member of the University System of Maryland. Salisbury is home to colleges of Education, Business, Science, Liberal Arts, and Health conferring undergraduate...

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This is a beautiful, academically challenging school. The amenities offered are great, and almost all of the dorms are nice. It is situated only 30 minutes from ocean city, but aside from that, there isn't much to do around here.

” – Jessica from Laurel, MD
University of Baltimore

Originally founded as a night school for law and business students, the University of Baltimore is a public institution and part of the University System of Maryland. UB confers degrees in over 70 undergrad and graduate academic programs. In addition...

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UB Is focused on the individual

” – Gunnar from Baltimore, MD
Loyola University Maryland

Founded by Jesuits in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is Catholic liberal arts university in Baltimore. Loyola Maryland offers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and minors. Additionally, all first year students participate in a peer...

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Loyola has a very rigorous academic program. Each major is very challenging and will push the student to their best ability. Each class has very knowledgable professors that truly want to help the student in any way possible. Also learning is not...

” – Kiersten
Stevenson University

Stevenson University is a private university with a liberal arts curriculum. Stevenson offers more than 28 academic programs, as well as more than 21 bachelor's and master's online for flexible learning. SU has extensive Bachelor's to Master's...

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The teachers will most definitely work with you whenever you are either falling behind or simply have questions and need extra help. Along with that, there is free tutoring among most subjects.

” – Akram from Gaithersburg, MD
Washington College

The first school chartered after the American Revolution, Washington College is a 4-year liberal arts college on Maryland’s eastern shore. WC grants bachelor’s degrees in 34 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete four...

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Washington College is a small liberal arts college in a small town with unbelievably big opportunities. After being here for only two months, I already feel right at home, and I've become involved in so much within such a short span. The professors...

” – Alexandra from Narvon, PA
Bowie State University

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest Historically Black College and University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the United States. Bowie State encompasses colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Professional...

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With any school you decide to go to college is really what you make it. So, whether or not you learn anything is up to you.

” – N.T. from Lanham, MD
Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University is a public, 4-year institution established in the state of Maryland. FSU offers a wide variety of degree programs, many of which are unique, such as Adventure Sports Management, Forestry, and Ethnobotany. The school bases...

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All of my teachers so far have been great! They all know what they're talking about and make sure we understand what they're talking about before moving on to something new. Even my math teacher, who tended to move a little fast, was willing to stay...

” – Brittany from Clearville, PA

Montgomery College is a public 2-year community college situated in Montgomery County, Maryland. The school operates three campuses in Germantown, Takoma Park, and Rockville. MC has an open admissions policy and grants associate degrees as well as...

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When I transferred here from my old university, I noticed that the professors were dedicated in teaching their students I learned so much and even understood the subjects that I usually struggled in.

” – Andrea from Silver Spring, MD
St Mary's College of Maryland

With campus overlooking the St. Mary’s River,  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a liberal arts institution in the Chesapeake Bay region. One of only two public honors colleges in the nation, St. Mary’s offers bachelor’s degrees in 24 academic majors...

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St. Mary's College of Maryland is an amazing school where teachers truly care about their students and encourage them to learn. At some schools, there are two very defined groups: the one that truly appreciates learning and the one that just wants to...

” – Sabryna from Owings, MD
University of Maryland-Baltimore County

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a 4-year public institution based in Baltimore and part of the University of Maryland system. UMBC is home to seven colleges and schools hosting over 55 undergraduate degree-granting programs. In...

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UMBC has an excellent academic atmosphere as well as an amazing president. There are so many different cultures, ethnicities, and perspectives on campus; it offers a rich opportunity to immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment. I would...

” – Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
Goucher College

Founded in 1885, Goucher College is a private liberal arts institution based in Towson, Maryland. Goucher College places academic focuses on the “3Rs: Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection.” The campus is listed on the National Register of...

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Goucher is a welcoming communal environment. It's rare to find a community that is so warm and friendly and becomes a home so quickly. It is a safe place to explore your future pursuits and have all the support you need through that journey!

” – Julia from California
University of Maryland-University College

The University of Maryland-University College is a four-year university with multiple start dates. The unique campus is entirely online, with free digital course materials. UMUC also offers the 3D Scholars Program, allowing high school students to...

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ALL MY CLASSES ARE ON-LINE, I LOVE THE FELXABILITY THIS GIVES YOU. I'M A SIGNAL MOTHER SO THIS ALLOWS ME TO WORK AND RAISE MY SON WHILE STILL WORKING TOWARDS MY DEGREE.

” – Angela from Frederick, MD
Coppin State University

Originally founded in 1900 as a training school for African American teachers, Coppin State University is a 4-year public school and an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore. Coppin State hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education...

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Coppin State Univ. is and institution that allows people to excel in life. People around here are friendly and I love playing baseball here. I want to stay here all four years of my college career.

” – Zachery from Fort Meade, MD
McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a private institution situated in Westminster, Maryland. The school operates a satellite campus in Budapest, Hungary. The school provides a liberal arts curriculum and BFA students participate in the “McDaniel Plan” which...

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McDaniel is overall a wonderful school. While there are a few issues, mainly concerning internet speed, residence halls, and Campus Safety officers, the professors of McDaniel truly make it a place of learning. I do not regret my decision to come...

” – Sarah from Keedysville, MD
Hood College

Hood College is a liberal arts institution situated on 50 acres in Frederick, Maryland, which also maintains several research centers, including for coastal & watershed studies, teaching & learning, and the humanities. Hood offers 32 areas of study...

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It's an amazing school with professors that are not just great in their fields but are also great at teaching. The foods not awesome but I heard it's better than at some places. Over all it's a friendly and inviting place to meet people.

” – Jillian from Germantown, MD
United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is a 4-year service academy in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis. The academy grants bachelor’s degrees in 25 academic majors and all Navy students are classified with the rank of midshipmen during their time on...

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The mission is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future...

Mount St. Mary's University

Since 1808, Mount St. Mary’s University has inspired students to become ethical leaders who lead lives of significance in service to God and others. Surrounded by a peaceful mountain campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, students are immersed in rigorous...

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I have heard so many things about the academics at Mount Saint Mary's. I am excited to pursue not only my major (biology/ biochemistry) but to continue my education in all fields of learning.

” – Amanda from Westminster, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Founded in 1807, University of Maryland in Baltimore is the public health, law, and human services university in the state with a mission to “improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland at large through education, research...

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University of Maryland- Baltimore is a clean safe campus. UM Baltimore shows dedication to diversity in the student body. UM Baltimore is home to an internationally recognized shock trauma facility.

” – Mary from Pasadena, MD

Howard Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Columbia, Maryland. HCC offers over 100 associate degree, certificate, and noncredit programs, and it awards credit hours for life experience. Students can take part in a number...

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I would give this institution a 10/10. Not because its the best school in America but because even as a community college it has truly created an environment that anyone can succeed in comfortably. Simply put, it is the same quality of education as a...

” – Sam O.
Maryland Institute College of Art

Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art is one of the oldest visual arts colleges in the nation. Located in Baltimore, MICA offers 19 majors in artistic fields such as Drawing, Ceramics, and Printmaking as well as Liberal Arts...

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The same can be said for many schools, but the education one receives at an art school especially varies from student to student on how seriously they take themselves and their work. After two years at MICA, I can definitely say that it's sometimes...

” – Michelle from NJ
Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Arnold, Maryland. AACC campus features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including an astronomy lab, a performing arts center, two art galleries, and a gymnasium...

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AACC is great. Not only is is close to home but it is extremely affordable, and all of the instructors want to help you in accomplishing your degree.

” – Sarah from Pasadena, MD
Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

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While attending Prince George's Community College I have found it has a great learning environment. The professors are very informative and easy to communicate with.

” – Courtney from Lanham, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Founded in 1886, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public Historically Black College and University in southeast Maryland. UMES is home to schools of Business, Natural Sciences, Education, and Health Professions conferring undergrad...

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I learned alot about the many different life making decisions

” – DENEEN from Washington, DC

Indiana University East is a regional campus of IU in Richmond. IUE grants bachelor’s degrees across eight departments as well as 14 online completion programs. Student life centers around over two dozen clubs and organizations ranging from social...

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The only college that has no registration fee and is the cheapest when it comes to paying for tuition.

” – Marco from Bel Air, MD
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic school in Baltimore and the only women’s college in the state. Notre Dame is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Nursing conferring...

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I am so happy to call NDMU my home during the school year. I could not be happier with my decision to go here! The staff and faculty care so much for the students and I live it!

” – Rebecca from Crofton, MD
College of Southern Maryland

As a public, regional 2-year community college, CSM provides a high-quality education that’s affordable and accessible to everyone. With 100+ degree programs and 60+ guaranteed-transfer agreements with institutions nationwide, you can pick the path...

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The professors I've had at CSM have taught me quite a lot. They all are very much qualified to be teaching their subjects and have the proper credentials to do so. CSM provides a great learning environment for students of all types. The classes...

” – Tyler from LA Plata, MD

Frederick Community College is a 2-year college in northern Maryland. FCC is home to more than 85 degree and certificate-granting academic programs in subjects including American Sign Language and Culinary Skills as well as an Honors College. In...

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Affordable
Valuable Education
Knowledgeable Professors

” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

Hagerstown Community College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in Maryland. HCC is home to over 100 degree and certificate-granting academic programs as well as non-credit courses in subjects such as Veterinary Care. The...

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The professors have an open door policy and can answer any questions that you have. They support your interests and allow for open speech in class. If they don't have an answer to a question, they'll work hard to find the right one.

” – Eliza from Boonsboro, MD

Washington Adventist University is a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The university is made up of three schools: Arts and Social Services, Health Professions, Science, and Wellness, and Graduate and...

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I don't go to this school, but I see that this school is a very spiritual school where you will learn more God and interact with others. You will learn as much of you can no matter how hard the challenge is. Just make the best of it.

” – Liselle from Brooklyn, NY

Allegany College of Maryland is a public, 2-year institution established in Cumberland, with satellite locations in Somerset and Everett, Pennsylvania. ACM offers over 80 associate degree, certificate, and letter of recognition programs in a variety...

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Classes are small and easy to focus. The teachers work hard to help you understand and are there to help you when you need assistance.

” – Ashley from Burtonsville, MD
Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College is a public, 2-year institution established as the only state community college in Maryland. Baltimore City offers 37 associate degree programs as well as 17 career-oriented certificate programs, with affordable...

Chesapeake College is a 2-year institution serving five counties and the first community college in the state of Maryland. Chesapeake offers degree programs in six academic departments as well as an honors program. The Health Professions Department...

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The teachers here really know how to teach different learning styles. I have taken online classes as well as regular classes. Every class. the teacher is always available by phone, email, or visit to provide extra help to us students. Most of the...

” – Jessica from Hurlock, MD

Carroll Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Maryland. Carroll offers associate degree programs in nine areas of study and certificates in 11 career and professional development departments. In addition, Carroll provides the...

St. John's College-Annapolis

St. John’s College is the third oldest college in the United States and famous for the distinctive Great Books curriculum. Students read over 200 of the greatest books ever written, discuss them in classes of 20 students or fewer, and, instead of...

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It is a life changer. It challenges you to not only learn how to learn but also to value a place in the world wondering at the world. I would be lost without this education.

” – Jennifer from Annapolis, MD

Cecil College is a public, 2-year institution established on a rural, 170-acre campus in North East, Maryland. Cecil offers over 90 associate degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options including Accelerated Studies, eLearning...

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This college is beautiful and they have a wide range of courses for students to take no matter what your major is.

” – Jasmine from Elkton, MD
Capitol Technology University

Capitol Technology University is located northeast of Washington, DC, and provides programs in engineering, business, and computer and information sciences. It is a private institution, military-friendly school, and a designated Center of Academic...

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Capitol College, or now known as Capitol Technology University, is a small knit community. Every student says hi to their professors and the professors know every student's name, even if the student isn't taking their class. There is a very strong...

” – Khyree from Beltsville, MD

A quick drive from both the Pennsylvania and West Virginia borders, Garrett College is a 2-year community college in McHenry, Maryland, at the edge of scenic Deep Creek Lake. In addition to its regular slate of more than 30 areas of study, Garrett...

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Garrett is a great school to attend if you do not want to start off at a big school. Professors will work with you to meet your needs.

” – Jennifer from McHenry, MD

With a name that combines the two counties in its service area, Wor-Wic Community College is a 2-year college in southeast Maryland. Wor-Wic offers degrees and certificates in 14 areas of study grouped in seven academic learning pathways. Wor-Wic is...

The Community College of Baltimore County is a 2-year institution with three full-service campuses, three education centers, and with several courses housed in Baltimore County public schools. This accessibility extends to 20 totally online degree...

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so far at ccbc it has been a great experience for me meeting new people from different countries and cultures. i like this school i'm glad i attend this school because of the class size is small and more easier to learn from the professor's. also...

” – Daitoine from Windsor Mill, MD

Established in 1974, the Maryland University of Integrative Health is a private, medical education institution located in Laurel. MUIH offers over 20 postgraduate degree and certificate programs in fields of study including Acupuncture, Oriental...

Established in 1933, Ner Israel Rabbinical College is a private, Jewish educational institution located in Pikesville, Maryland. The Lithuanian-style Talmudic academy is all male and affiliated with the Agudath Israel of America. The yeshiva...

Founded by former Princeton Theological Seminary faculty, Faith Theological Seminary is an Evangelical Christian school in Baltimore. FTS offers a bachelor’s degree in Religion as well as a master’s degree in Divinity and two doctorates in Ministry...

Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian institution in the Washington, DC, metro region. Maple Springs offers a bachelor’s degree program in Bible Studies and the seminary confers master’s degrees in Divinity...

The Yeshiva College of the Nation’s Capital is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in the Washington, DC, metro area dedicated to training students to become bnei Torah. The Yeshiva College is home to a beis midrash featuring a 4-year bachelor’s degree...

Originally holding classes in a rented facility in a local synagogue, the Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore is a Yeshiva training future Rabbis and Jewish community leaders. The Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta features a Judaic Studies program...

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