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See Where DMV Colleges Rank on U.S. News' List of Top Universities

September 12, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau 

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2019 rankings of the country's top colleges and universities, and the DMV is well represented.

When it came to "National University Rankings", the outlet looked at schools that offer "a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research."

Johns Hopkins Unversity, a private institution in Baltimore founded in 1876, is making Marylanders proud at number 10 on that list, sharing the honor with Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Historic Georgetown University scored 22. The Washington, D.C., school tied with two in California: University of California - Berkeley and University of Southern California. 

University of Virginia in Charlottesville ranked 25, along with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Elsewhere in Virginia, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, hit number 38, tied with Boston College and University of California - Davis.

D.C.'s George Washington University and University of Maryland - College Park tied with University of Connecticut at number 63.

U.S. News narrowed down its rankings into other lists as well, such as National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Colleges and more.

As for the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the country, Howard University in the District was ranked second, while Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore pulled the number five spot in Best Regional Universities - North regional rankings.

Check out the full list here.

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