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UMBC Ranks Among Top 10 Smartest Public Colleges

The school with the smartest students was in a neighboring state.

UMBC has a new ranking to add to its list.
UMBC has a new ranking to add to its list.
On its list of honors, the University of Maryland Baltimore County can now boast that it has some of the country's smartest students.

The college near Catonsville ranked tenth on a new list compiled by Business Insider, which identified the top 20 public colleges that had the smartest students.

Feedback submitted through Niche, a website where students can review their schools, was the basis for determining which schools made the cut, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

The top 10 were as follows, according to Business Insider's top 20:
  1. College of William & Mary
  2. University of California, Berkeley
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology
  4. University of Virginia
  5. University of California, Los Angeles
  6. University of Michigan, Anne Arbor
  7. Colorado School of Mines
  8. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  9. New College of Florida
  10. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
In 2013, UMBC was ranked the top up-and-coming university by U.S. News and World Report. It is an honors university within the University System of Maryland.

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