University of Maryland College Park has had a rough couple of years - at least as seen through the eyes of the ranking-makers at US News. Maryland's most selective public university is ranked #62 in this year's list of top national universities. Last year University of Maryland College Park was ranked #58. Back in 2009, University of Maryland College Park was ranked #53 on the much-watched list.
Maryland's top ranked school on the list is private Johns Hopkins University, which this year ranked #12.
US News also ranks liberal arts colleges, regional colleges and universities, and undergraduate business and engineering programs.