U.S. News, WSJ Rank UMD Among Top Public Colleges
University Also Noted for Commitment to Veterans, Diversity, Living-Learning Communities
The University of Maryland stands among the best public colleges in the nation, according to new rankings from The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings are designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when deciding on a college. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education team looked at more than 800 colleges and schools; its methodology focused on available teaching resources, effective engagement between the campus and its students, graduation rates and degree value in the workforce, and diversity of learning environment.
U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on nearly 1,400 schools across the U.S. They relied on 15 factors of academic quality, including average ACT/SAT scores of admitted students, student-faculty ratios and graduation rates. The ranking additionally listed the university in the top 40 as a Best College for Veterans and was recognized for its ethnic diversity and its acclaimed living-learning communities.