Bancroft Hall at night with clouds

Selected Academic Rankings

USNA is often recognized for our high quality academic program. The following are some of the ranking recognitions we have received by the indicated organizations.

U.S. News & World Report

For the third year in a row, the Naval Academy is ranked the #1 Top Public School by U.S. News and World Report. USNA also ranked:

  • #12 National Liberal Arts College
  • #8 Mechanical Engineering
  • #8 Electrical/Electronic/Communications
  • #4 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
  • #1 High School Counselor Pick (National Liberal Arts College) – this is the third year in a row for this ranking as well.

Further information about the rankings, including their methodology, may be found at: Baltimore Sun also ran a story about the various regional colleges and their rankings:,0,5584390.story#ixzz2eUPhGuhW


USNA was ranked the #3 Public College by Forbes (#28 ranking overall).

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