St. John's College in Annapolis will be included in the Princeton Review's 2006 edition of "The Best 361 Colleges," which ranks colleges in the United States and Canada based on student surveys. The guide includes school profiles, with rankings in academics, quality of life, politics, parties and extracurricular activities. St. John's was singled out in categories that included best class discussions, intercollegiate sports and happiest students. The school also ranked highest in overall academic experience for undergraduates. The U.S. Naval Academy also was noted in the latest edition, ranking third for accessible professors and fifth for campus sobriety. The Princeton Review surveyed 110,000 students attending colleges listed in the 2006 edition.

The U.S. Naval Academy has the third-best aerospace engineering program in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2006" special issue. The academy was ranked fourth for its undergraduate engineering program, fifth for its electrical engineering program, seventh for its mechanical engineering program and 12th for its civil engineering program. In the issue that hit newsstands Monday, U.S. News and World Report compiled its rankings with input from deans and senior faculty familiar with the specific programs.

Ashley Cannon of Edgewater received a $4,000 scholarship for tuition and books from the Building Congress and Exchange Foundation. Cannon is at Anne Arundel Community College majoring in construction management.

-- Compiled by LAUREN WISEMAN

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