USM Schools among Nation's Best in Recent U.S. News Rankings

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 10, 2014) -- University System of Maryland (USM) schools once again have been recognized among the nation's top universities in recent rankings by multiple publications.

The U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of America's Best Colleges released this month recognizes several USM institutions for academic excellence.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) was ranked 20th among all U.S. national public universities. The Robert H. Smith School of Business was ranked 21st nationally, with six specialties ranked in the top 25. In addition, the A. James Clark School of Engineering's aerospace engineering specialty ranked 10th and mechanical engineering specialty ranked 21st. U.S. News also recognized the university for its first-year freshmen experience and learning communities.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) ranked No. 1 among "up-and-coming" national universities for the sixth straight year. UMBC ranked fifth on the list of campuses with an "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching"-ahead of Yale, Brown, and Stanford. Moreover, the publication recognized UMBC for prioritizing intensive undergraduate research and creative work.

U.S. News ranked the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Bowie State University in the top tier of America's historically black institutions, at 23rd and 25th, respectively. Towson University was ranked 15th among top public regional universities.

The publication also recognized Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2014. In the northern region, Salisbury ranked 65th in the top tier among 181 publics and privates. It also was named among the "Best Colleges for Vets" and "A-plus Schools for B Students."

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