Top Maryland Colleges

Top Maryland Colleges



Annapolis (United States Naval Academy)

Goucher College

Hood College

Johns Hopkins University

Loyola University Maryland

McDaniel College

MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Enrollment: 2,084 (1,862 undergraduates)
  • Type of Institution: private college of art
  • Distinctions: one of the country's top studio art programs; rich history (founded in 1826); 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio; students come from 48 states and 52 countries; impressive number of Presidential Scholars and Fulbright Scholars
  • For acceptance rate, costs and other information, visit the MICA profile.
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for MICA admissions.

Mount St. Mary's University

St. John's College

  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Enrollment: 540 (463 undergraduates)
  • Type of Institution: private liberal arts college
  • Distinctions: no textbooks (only great works of Western civilization); common curriculum for all students; 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio; 20 student seminars taught by two faculty members; extremely high placement rate for law school, med school and graduate school
  • For acceptance rate, costs and other information, visit the St. John's College profile.
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for St. John's admissions.

St. Mary's College

Chemical Engineering

About Chemical Engineering

What Is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering basically is applied chemistry. It is the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and plants that perform chemical reactions to solve practical problems or make useful products.
What Is a Chemical Engineer?
Like all engineers, chemical engineers use math, physics, and economics to solve technical problems.

The difference between chemical engineers and other types of engineers is that they apply a knowledge of chemistry in addition to other engineering disciplines. Chemical engineers sometimes are called 'universal engineers' because their scientific and technical mastery is so broad.

What Do Chemical Engineers Do?

Some chemical engineers make designs and invent new processes. Some construct instruments and facilities. Some plan and operate facilities. Chemical engineers have helped develop atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, petrochemicals... pretty much everything. They devise ways to make products from raw materials and ways to convert one material into another useful form. Chemical engineers can make processes more cost effective or more environmentally friendly or more efficient. As you can see, a chemical engineer can find a niche in any scientific or engineering field.