The United States Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland at College Park and Towson University are good colleges in Maryland. Many of these colleges are located near each other geographically.
The Naval Academy, located at Annapolis, is a public institution founded in 1845. A nomination is required for admission, and tuition is free. Students are required to meet physical as well as academic standards during their time in college. When they graduate, they begin service in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.
Founded in 1876 in Baltimore, John Hopkins is a private university. The Charles Village neighborhood is home to the undergraduate school, which has three other campuses in the Baltimore area. Many of the graduate programs are among the most highly ranked in the nation.
Founded in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is also located in Baltimore. This private Jesuit university offers more than 30 majors and encourages study abroad.
The University of Maryland at College Park, known for its graduate degrees in education and for its school of engineering, is a public university. Founded in 1856, it is located between Baltimore and the nation's capital.
Founded in 1866, Towson is a public institution located in the suburb of Towson, Maryland, minutes from Baltimore. Business, education and social science majors are among the popular choices of Towson students.