Home to large research universities, small liberal arts colleges, and even the US Naval Academy, Maryland clearly has a large variety of higher education options for students from all over the world. The schools are dispersed across the state, but many are close to the city of Baltimore and the surrounding area.
Goucher College in Baltimore is dedicated to providing a well-rounded curriculum supplemented by a popular study abroad program and other on-campus extracurricular activities. The school has a relatively high acceptance rate, and provides abundant resources for first year students, as well as through all their years at the college.
McDaniel College is a private liberal arts school that is well known for its global studies and history programs. It is located in Westminster, MD, and is home to over 80 student-run organizations, as well as Division III sports teams. It is relatively non-selective, and there are many options when it comes to financing a McDaniel student’s education.
St. John’s College is a well-known liberal arts school in Annapolis, MD, though there are other campuses across the country that share its name. St. John’s has a “lead by example” environment, where professors hold advanced degrees in their fields and encourage students to question and learn constantly. The school is non-selective, though its high retention rate signifies the satisfaction of its students.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has popular English Language and Literature programs, as well as a nationally recognized Music and Theatre program. As a moderately selective school, St. Mary’s provides its students with a wide variety of opportunities academically as well as in the form of extracurricular activities such as a campus radio station and student government positions.