LANHAM, Md. — The U.S. News & World Report came out with its National Universities Rankings Tuesday and some regional colleges rank high on the list.

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore took the highest ranking for the area at No. 12, while Georgetown University ranked 21st.

Princeton University claims the No. 1 spot for the country, followed by Harvard University and Yale University.

Many other D.C. and Baltimore area colleges were ranked in the top 100.

George Washington University is tied with Ohio State University for the 54th spot, while the University of Maryland is not far behind at 62 on the list. UM shares that ranking with several other schools including the University of Georgia and Purdue University.

The report considers several factors to decide the rankings including the proportion of freshman that eventually graduate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources available to students, graduation rate performance and the alumni giving rate.

Here are the rankings for all of the area’s schools:

Johns Hopkins University — #12
Georgetown University — #21
George Washington University — #54
University of Maryland — #62
American University — #71
The Catholic University of America — #116
George Mason University — #138
Howard University — #145


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