The crisp, cool fall weather signals the start of another school year, and for many parents in the region, it means sending a son or daughter off to college. Thankfully, this part of the country is extraordinarily fortunate to have a number of excellent colleges and universities located within very close proximity. People who own homes in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas value education highly, which is one of the reasons why it’s such a wonderful place to live. However, making the choice of the right college to attend can be tough, given so many great options.

Are you about to send a child off to college? It’ll help to have a rundown of the area schools and what makes them great!

University of Maryland

Located in College Park, Maryland, within Prince George’s County, The University of Maryland is just four miles from Washington D.C., making it incredibly convenient for those interested in government or research. And the University’s Terrapins provide excellent opportunities to experience competitive team sports all school year long.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Located just eight miles from the city of Baltimore, UMBC is a smaller campus that features programs geared toward students studying natural sciences and engineering. It’s a tremendous alternative to the main University of Maryland experience.

Towson University

Commonly referred to as “TU,” Towson University, which is located in the community of Towson in Baltimore County, is often ranked highly among the best universities to receive a Master’s degree. It’s also been cited as a great value by numerous leading publications.

Salisbury University, McDaniel College and Bowie State

There are even more options for matriculating students in the area, including Salisbury University, a smaller school that is just west of Ocean City. McDaniel College is a tiny institution with less than 2,000 students, but with a terrific reputation. Bowie State, which is the oldest historically black university in the area, also offers an amazing collegiate experience (and is located virtually equidistant from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.).

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It’s hard to go wrong with a college education in this part of the country, given the abundance of wonderful universities and other institutions of higher learning located nearby. But making a choice can be incredibly difficult.

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