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Awards & Accolades

We love lists! And when we make the list, it's because of our student and faculty successes. Being included on these lists helps us brag about our community!

Rankings Sept 2019U.S. News and World Report

  • Best Value Schools
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Campus Ethnic Diversity
  • Best Regional Universities


  • America's Top Colleges
  • Best Private Colleges
  • Best Colleges in the Northeast

Money Magazine

  • Best Colleges

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Best National Institutions

Washington Monthly College Guide

  • Best Bang for Your Buck College
  • Best Master's University

College Consensus

  • Best Regional Universities


  • Best Colleges and Universities in Maryland

The Student Loan Report

Frederick News-Post

  • Winner in the Frederick News-Post’s “Best of the Best” college and university category (2015, 2016, 2017)

President Andrea Chapdelaine

  • Frederick's Top 50 CEO List, Frederick County of Economic Development (2019)
  • The Daily Record's Top 100 Women in Maryland (2019)