US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT recently did a study and ranked the top 200 University around the country based on academic performance.
The DMV and surrounding areas were well represented in scholastic academics.
Here is the list of schools ranked in the area and their national ranking.
11. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore
20. Georgetown University
25. The University of Virginia
56. George Washington University in D.C.
61. University of Maryland at College Park
69. American University
69. Virginia Tech
Howard’s freshman retention rate improved to 86 percent and the percentage of students graduating within six years increased to 61 percent.
140. George Mason
159. University of Maryland — Baltimore County
171. Virginia Commonwealth University