The popular annual report placed the Blue Jays at No. 12 among national universities, tied with Northwestern and behind No. 10 Dartmouth, and one spot improved from last year. Princeton was the top ranked school, above Harvard and Yale, at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
In a news release, Hopkins noted that the report rated the school “seventh in a ranking by high school guidance counselors, tied with four other schools, and tied for eighth in a ‘peer assessment’ by university presidents, provosts and deans.” Both of those lists are components of the overall "best colleges" rankings.
"The energy of our students and the dedication of our faculty to those students are combining to build momentum at Johns Hopkins," Ronald J. Daniels, president of the university, said in a statement. "When both teachers and students are absolutely driven by the desire to learn and the desire to discover, something very powerful happens."
UMBC, for the fifth straight year, was named the nation’s top up-and-coming university, receiving high marks—sixth best in the country—for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. “I’m encouraged that our colleagues around the country continue to recognize the quality of our academic program. Our faculty and staff are consistently looking for creative ways to strengthen teaching and learning on our campus, and we are proud that this has made us a leader in redefining excellence in undergraduate education,” said UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski in a statement.
The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis was ranked No. 12 on the list of top list national liberal arts colleges.
The University of Maryland College Park tied at No. 21 with Clemson in the best public universities rankings.
Morgan State placed No. 18 among historically black colleges and universities.
Loyola University ranked No. 5 among northern regional universities.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland ranked No. 5 among northern regional public schools.