Penn State beats Pitt and Maryland yet again.
Look at the average SAT score for MD. I would be rejected today, but overall average scores seem to have risen in the last few decades so maybe I'd have a 1600 by now.
The Accounting department was ranked #2 in journal articles published when I got my degree, but MD has always been known as a very strong Engineering, Com Sci, Math, Physics, etc school. A business degree required less than 5% the intelligence and effort an Engineering degree required at MD IMO.
Maybe your kids will end up there someday as an in-state option. I don't know if I could stomach my kids going to PSU.