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  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    16 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UB is perfect for the student that wants individual attention

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to UB. The small campus in the heart of the theater distric in Blatimore is GREAT

    Bang for the buck

    UB Tuition is really affordable

    Will enjoy being here

    UB is a great place. There is much to do in the city, and the campus has great activities for the students

    Will learn a lot

    UB Is focused on the individual

  • 01/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    UB is a great school to come to! It will give you a great atmosphere and you will be pleased.

    Bang for the buck

    UB is one of the most inexpensive schools I've seen. and with the tuition being so affordable, they offer alot. They also help you find ways to maintain money, and find money for college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at UB, all our sports are intramural. Even with that, UB find other ways to keep you involved with things on campus. We've had block parties, pep rallies, and they make you feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    UB has alot to offer. They provide resources, and so many workshops to help and prepare you for your college career!

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm more of a Southern girl myself, but if I had to go up North, this would be up on my list.

    Will learn a lot

    It looks like a great, prestigious school.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UB police are here and there. In addition to security the school also offers transportation to and from garages, that is for those who do not wish to walk or are simply not comfortable doing so.

    Greek Life

    Wish I could say... I know several who love it down here, but again I am not one. Let's give it a 4/5.

    Clubs and Activities

    The athletic and club opportunities here are great. There's plenty of opportunities to participate in clubs that range from jujitsu to soccer.

    Great for these types of students

    Nearly anyone who has an interest in the programs that are offered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the greatest spots to grab a cup of coffee is the Barnes&Noble@UB. It's a great spot to study, catch up with friends, or even work on a research paper.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not only decent but it also offers merit scholarships and transfer scholarships to prospective students.

    What to do for fun

    Being down town offers a wide variety to almost every type of person. If you enjoy working out for fun there is a gym on campus. If you like the party life you are right up the street from Power Plant live. If you into art you there are several great attraction just down the street, closer to the inter harbor. If you like the outdoors your just several minutes away from camping, biking, rock climbing and more. The list goes on and on ...

    Food and Dining

    Whether you're looking for something affordable like subway, or maybe something a little more up scale like the Terps sports bar, UB has it. As an even greater bonus, most of these restaurants are within a short and reasonable walking distance from school.

    Dorm Life

    Wish I could tell you more about this. I have friends that love it here, but I commute personally. There are benefits to commuting here as well though. One benefit to commuting is the various types of transportation that is offered. If you drive you can park in several different garages. If you do not drive the metro drops off right next to school at Penn station.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school is challenging and fast pace. When taking a full load of classes UB will keep you on your toes. On the other hand the work load is also reasonable, and can allow for extracurricular activities as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you need prior to applying. If you need transcripts make sure they are official. Have all your required information accounted for and in order. This will make your visit much more enjoyable. If there is a test that you need to take read the description of that test on line before going to take it. There is often a free prep course offered to students who need testing.

    In three sentences

    UB is fun, sporadic, entertaining, and most importantly educational. UB is a great place to learn and grow through the various programs that are offered. There are specialization designed to meet specific needs of those looking to work in particular places.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there's always more then enough officers to assist you with any problems. if anything of importance needs to be told to us we'll get an email. once you start to know the officers, you know you're safe. if you even think your being followed or watched you can always ask someone to walk you to your car and they will.

    Greek Life

    there's many restaurant's.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's to many ways to get involved. from marketing clubs, business, alph beta psi, honors accounting, marketing, ceo clubs, etc. we have it all and if not! take on your leadership skills and start one!

    Bang for the buck

    i love the school! it's more then i envisioned! and everything i hoped for!

    What to do for fun

    once you start to know everybody you know everything that's going on. there's is always some event with either varsity u.b, the student involvement center, the law center or some speaker presenting something. you'll always have something to do, and there's always sports. if you don;t like sports. u.b has pool tournament, madden, video games, basketball tournaments, soccer volleyball etc. so many options!

    Food and Dining

    you can go anywhere in the city for free. best of all is the food places within walking distance. whatever food preferences you have. the city has so many option. from subway, chipotle, sub shops, chinese, sushi, etc. there's everything you could have ever asked for.

    Dorm Life

    there building the traditional apartments and rooms now. u.b has apartments and housing for students but they're not right on campus. that is changing very soon though.

    Academic Rigor

    you have to limit your working time and you education study time. you need to balance everything. at first i thought i didn't have to take the time to study. soon as my accounting tests came. i was in trouble and my 78 wasn't looking to good. my classes are definitely tough but i know i'll be prepared for the professional world when i'm finished! as with life. we need to put the hard work, dedication and sweat into everything we do! rome was not built in a day and nor was our education.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is our time to get involved! it's not who you know, it's who knows you! meet people, enjoy life and be a student! do everything you can on campus! and just have fun.

    In three sentences

    if you want to experience the business atmosphere and you love accounting and finance; university of baltimore is everything you can have asked for or wanted. my accounting teachers not only show a vested interest in my success but they've already become my mentors. i've already met so many firms and professionals that my young professional career has started. the smaller classes, the friendly professors, and the campus where you start to know everyone is amazing!!!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    From my point of view Business and Law students gain valuable learning experiences from the diverse student body at UB.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing a school make sure to do due diligence in researching the school and the resources.

    Bang for the buck

    The value of the education is enhanced by the student body and the resource offered by the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am gaining a wide range of perspectives just from my classes at UB. I took of a few semesters and attended another University and I returned to UB for the real world perspective.

    Am learning a lot

    I find UB to be a school where learning is interesting and enlightening. Not just because of the teaching but because of the diversity of the students. The different back grounds and cultures bring learning to a different dimension by helping you see things differently and understanding things differently especially in Business courses such as ethical and global issues.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it's a little scary walking back to your car at 11:00 pm but there's a shuttle available, and campus security does regular patrols.

    Great for these types of students

    great for adult students.

    Bang for the buck

    they're very helpful with financial aid and scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    there are nice bars nearby if you're looking to unwind. if you want something a little more refined, there's the meyerhoff symphony hall and the lyric opera house nearby.

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of great dining options within walking distance of the school. chipotle, subway, starbucks, numerous pizza shops, sushi, everything you could dream of.

    Academic Rigor

    challenging but not overwhelming

    In three sentences

    university of baltimore is a great school not only for those students straight out of high school, but also the adult student returning to school. the ages and experiences of the students vary greatly, ensuring that every course you take has a myriad of new opinions. great instrutors!

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at UB but student government and staff understand the importance it is to their students. There has been many forums and discussions about hosting chapters on campus. We just hope that the best choices are made for the students and the university.

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly reasonable in tuition, cheaper than other campuses close by. As of today 04/19/12 tuition is about 4,000 per semester.

    What to do for fun

    By UB being in midtown Baltimore as a student you have access to museums, independent films and play productions.

    Food and Dining

    I huge variety of choices. Indian, Japanese, American and Indonesia.

    Dorm Life

    UB most recently took on the project of dorm life with their new housing called VARSITY. Its sophisticated, modern and chic.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't call the academics at UB rigor, I would say that its passionate. The staff and faculty here value education and betterment for the students. The good thing about it is that professors are teaching in their professions, so as a student you have first hand knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review all of your options when applying for college. Take into consideration the entire cost and what you plan to study. Understand that there maybe a school cheaper that provides what you want to study.

    In three sentences

    UB is centrally located in Baltimore, MD. No longer a graduate school taking on the adjustment of incoming freshman had gave UB a great opportunity to provide education to everyone of all walks of life.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Focus, Learn, Succeed, and Progress.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a lot of bucks but hopefully I have a earth shattering bang!

    Will enjoy being here

    I am excited to start in the Fall.

    Will learn a lot

    Very well mannered and organized staff and faculty.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 10 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe and responsive

    Greek Life

    Various

    Clubs and Activities

    Various

    Great for these types of students

    Every student that is out there because they cater to a diverse body.

    Bang for the buck

    Wonderful school geared for diversity and the busy working adult

    What to do for fun

    Campus activities Neighborhood activities Field trips

    Food and Dining

    Barnes and Noble only (Good) Several nice and affordable places to eat off campus

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you study and understand the material you will succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Network and get familiar with your professors Utilize writing center, student labs, career center etc.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is a multi-cultural school University of Baltimore caters to the busy student such as the working adult University of Baltimore provides wonderful support to its entire student body

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police around the area and each have the full authority of a city police officer, so it should be pretty safe during anytime of day.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life here.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty low compared to other colleges and the education you'd receive is above and beyond.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome.

    Dorm Life

    There is no real dorm life,but you can rent out an apartment in one of the many apartment buildings the campus owns.

    In three sentences

    It's a small university and the professors I have met all seem very helpful. There is a friendly environment. Wonderfully small classes.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is one of the safest in the city. It is located in Downtown Baltimore where there are always a lot of people and so much action.

    Greek Life

    There is little to no Greek presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and organizations to join. We do not have any major college sports other than intramurals.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for older students and non-traditional students. Not the type of social environment an 18 year old may want.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is definitely more expensive than some of the local schools but it is on the same level as school whose tuition is twice the cost.

    What to do for fun

    I like to spend time in the gym racquetball room or in the quad. There is always some type of fun event on campus too.

    Food and Dining

    We do not have a dining hall. The convenience store and Starbucks are expensive. There are many options in the area for restaurants and food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is being built now.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the university is good. The challenge depends on the major of course. The professors I've had do not give a ton of work but there is a lot of weight on each assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a really good advisor and keep them close. Advisors do not stay in the same position long, at least in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore has a diverse student population. It offers intense study in Forensics, Law, and Business. The business school is a rising star.

  • 09/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ambitious

    Tips for prospective students

    remember that it is a smaller school, so class sizes are limited. sign up for the classes you want as soon as possible.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The school is located in the Mt. Vernon area, there are plenty of excellent restaurants surrounding the school. And it isn't too far from Downtown and the Inner Harbor.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to jump into adulthood if you go to UB. The professors expect nothing but the best from you.

    In three sentences

    It's a pretty good school. It's very professional and geared towards adults.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UB is great for students who want to start their own business. UB's law program is one the best in the country. If you want to be in the creative business world like, Marketing, Interactive Design, Advertsing, Public Relations then this school is great for that.

    What to do for fun

    Live music venues, bars, nightclubs, The Baltimore Aquarium, The Inner Harbor just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of bars and restaurants near UB, It won't be hard finding somewhere to eat.

    Dorm Life

    UB just opened there first apartment building called The Varsity. Before UB had relationships with many of the apartment complexes nearby and they found housing for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Building relationships with you professors will not be hard because the professors at UB actually take the time to reach out their students. So when they do take advantage of that opportunity to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice campus in the heart of downtown Baltimore. Everyone that attends the school has a sense of creativity and are hard workers. The campus life is not great but there is so much to do outside campus since the school in the city.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    alot of inturmerals and clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you like being in the city before you attend

    In three sentences

    rooms that you stay in are very nice. the school is in the city NYC like. also has a nice busy enivorment to keep you busy

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Baltimore has the BEST safety team I've ever seen. Patrol cars are usually parked on certain corners of the campus. If you sign up for campus text alerts, you receive free notifications every time a crime is committed in the surrounding neighborhoods and on campus. There are campus patrol officers who regularly check the buildings every hour or two. If ever you are afraid to walk alone to your apartment, the police officer is willing to walk with you for free. UB is one of the most safest campuses in the U.S.

    Clubs and Activities

    The best part, in my opinion, is the different clubs and organizations on campus. Every one is so inviting and friendly. These clubs vary from religious groups, major-based groups or other things that people have in common. If there's not a group on campus that you're interested in, you can also create one.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Baltimore is fairly cheap for the tuition and fees. The tuition includes things that most universities don't offer. Take advantage of the writing center which helps edit your paper or take advantage of the free tutors who are more than willing to meet with you. UB also has a great library for students to engage in books, eBooks or DVDs. I would only suggest a meal plan in the fees.

    What to do for fun

    Let's See! If you're looking for extreme fun, it's best to find some friends who have off-campus housing or reside in a campus apartment partnered with the school. I recommend you attend the social events at UB. Some of them are entirely free and some have small fees ($2-$5).

    Food and Dining

    The best part of UB's social aspect is also a pro and a con. There are tons of food diners surrounding the university. The con is that these food diners take your money. It's hard to save surrounded by such delicious eateries. I recommend you stay away from eating out every day unless you have the money. It will leave a large hole in your pocket.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Baltimore is different. UB is a city-life school - in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. The school partners with apartment complexes in the area for affordable living arrangements to accompany student's needs.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at UB is very challenging if you are not used to heavy work loads. Personally, UB's not ivy-league challenging but the work requires attentive students willing to come to class prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are suggesting UB as your college choice, make the move! The University of Baltimore is a small intimate university that helps students adjust to college life. UB offers free tutoring, rigorous courses and great social events.

    In three sentences

    The University of Baltimore (UB) is very diverse, intellectual and rewarding. On a scale of one through ten, UB is a outstanding ten. UB is a wonderful bridge in transforming students into better citizens of the United States.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University of Baltimore is a fairly safe campus. Students are advised to be careful as they are on any other campus. There have been a few incidents, but the University of Baltimore Police Department is very helpful and very proactive in solving and preventing crimes.

    Clubs and Activities

    University of Baltimore has a lot of different clubs and allows students to create their own clubs. The school also has planned activities and trips, such as the New York Trip.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because of the university's location, parking differes from those at other schools. There is limited free parking on the streets. However, there are a number of different parking garages.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is affordable and does not have a high tuition like many other universities. Students are also able to apply for financial aid and different scholarships. Students are also awarded for good grades and involvement.

    What to do for fun

    University of Baltimore offers many different clubs and programs, which allow students to participate in different activities and trips. Furthermore, students can start their own clubs, go to talent nights, attend free shows, go to the block party (1 per semester), and attend events with speakers and guests. Students may also take part in intramural sports and games.

    Food and Dining

    University of Baltimore is located in midtown Baltimore, an area which offers different kinds of food and restaurants. Students have a variety of choices to pick from and are able to purchase a meal at an affordable price.

    Dorm Life

    University of Baltimore does not have a traditional dorm life. However, they have built new apartments which include a gym, Dunkin Donuts, along with other great features.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at the University of Baltimore challenge students to do their best and help them gain a broader perspectives of the world. They also provide advice, suggestions, and guidance for students to enable them to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are attending this school or are planning on attending this school should take advantage of tutoring as the staff is very helpful. Also, joining a club is a great way to be involved and become a part of the community.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is a great school environment as it offers a variety of classes and degrees. Moreover, it offers tutoring opportunities as well as a number of different clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities. University of Baltimore is also a green school and is involved in activities which help the environment.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Is very good. There are a few incidents that happen near the campus but not usually during most school hours.

    Greek Life

    Is non-existent unless it is for academic purposes. No social Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities around campus. the student life organization will help you get to know many people as well as the other organizations. If you are interested in a particular subject there is probably a club and if not you can start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the non-traditional student and those who work full-time. Many options available such as night classes and online.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not a traditional school as far as housing goes. although starting in fall 12 there will be on campus housing available.

    Bang for the buck

    UB is a very affordable school. We also have great alumni in the Baltimore area.

    Food and Dining

    This area has many different types of restaurants within walking distance. there is also a great food delivery service in the area.

    Dorm Life

    New this Fall 12 Dorms! these are new for everyone, but they are limited. Get here early if you want a spot. However they do have a housing assistance department that will help in the search for housing close to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is exceptional at this school. Sometimes I find it more than I can handle. The professors are very knowledgeable about their specific subjects. They know it and are usually able to get the message across. just do not come looking for a high school teacher you will not get that here.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved with clubs on campus and enjoy the involvement. It's also fairly simple to start a new club if you can find a faculty advisor.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter and nontraditional students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers good scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Attend events in the city and Mt. Vernon.

    Food and Dining

    While the food on campus is extremely limited, there are several places along the streets of Mt. Vernon that offer fabulous food.

    Dorm Life

    There are no current dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of reading and projects. The professors are extremely knowledgeable too.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great place for someone looking for small classes and who isn't concerned with parties on campus. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars for events though.

    In three sentences

    I really like the small class size and the faculty have knowledge and experiences outside of the classroom. The campus life still needs to be improved because it is lacking and very limited. Becoming involved in the community is a great possibility for getting involved.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The area where the school is located have a lot of nice eatery close by.

    Dorm Life

    not living on campus

    In three sentences

    I will be attend fall 2012 classes. I don't know to much about the University. What I can say is the staff is friendly and helpful.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Great

    Great for these types of students

    Excellent Student, Ready to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    School Block party and a lot of cultural show case.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of fun activities going on in the school. Every kind of sport you could think of, intelligent group discussion and so on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be ready to learn because they are there to help you out.

    In three sentences

    University of baltimore is a great place to pursue a degree. Great Diversity. Always there to help you succeed

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and activies you have no time to be bored. such as The University of Baltimore Black Law Students Association (BLSA),the Caribbean Students Association (CSA) ,Dance Group ,andThe University of Baltimore Debate club just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining options a awesome. you have any style of cuisine. if you choose to eat Ethiopian of subway . it's at your finger tips

    Dorm Life

    the dorm's are immaculate. they are spacious and comfortable. they offer all of your amenities under one roof. they offer a lot of housing options whether on campus or off. and whether you have a roommate of a family to accommodate.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses here are challenging but if you follow the syllabus and don't fall behind you will be find. there is always someone willing the assist you in any area of need.

    Tips for prospective students

    first do your research to make sure this school has what you are looking for. then, get connected with other students because mingling helps you get familiar with the campus. finally, have fun. make your college experience educational and also fun.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is a great school. I would rate this school at a perfect ten. This school is a student oriented and not just geared to traditional students

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Of course with the university being located in the city of Baltimore, safety should definitely be a concern. However, there is a constant presence of both campus and Baltimore City police.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name...

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional (+21, married w/children)

    What to do for fun

    The University of Baltimore is nestled in the heart of Midtown Baltimore. It's a 5 minute bus ride or drive from the Inner Harbor and Downtown; the Lyric Operahouse and Penn Station are conveniently located across the street. The neighbor is lined with yoga, spas, vintage boutiques, bars, and restaurants (Ethiopian, Indian).

    Food and Dining

    The University is surrounded by commercial establishments such as Chipotle, Subway, and Starbucks. Also there are countless numbers pizza, sub, and exotic restaurants to explore!

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay on campus but I've heard that the student housing facility Midtown is really nice. There are also nice apartment options all around.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are typically very supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate about the classes.

    In three sentences

    Are you thinking about returning back to school? Looking for intimate class sizes that promotes individualized attention? Looking for a university in an urban and competition environment in which potential intern and job prospects are across the street? Well, the University of Baltimore is a great option if you are looking for the city-life, affordable tuition, knowledgeable professors, and great networking resources!

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    25 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    EXCELLENT

    Great for these types of students

    FOCUS WISE VALIANT

    What to do for fun

    STUDY

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as possible Schedule an an appointment to see you counselor Choose a major

    In three sentences

    Excellent Academic Programs Approachable Prestigious

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 41

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The short time that I have been going to UB, they have had so much going on off campus, such as live concerts and barbeques.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study and work hard, and you should be fine.

    In three sentences

    I would rate University of Baltimore as one of the very best universities to attend. . I love it there because, of the affordability of the tuition, the small class sizes, my professors, willing to go that extra mile, to make me feel more at ease with people that are a lot older than I am. I couldn't be more happier, than where I am, at the University of Baltimore.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 41

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are constant parties on campus and many clubs are in walking distance

    In three sentences

    One off the greatest campuses in Baltimore, MD considering its size.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one of the top priorities here at UB. There is a shuttle to take students from classes to their parking place or to their home if near by. If you feel threatened you can file a report anonymously so that your identity is safe. A security guard will walk you to your car or home if you would like. Also, there is a way to link your texting on your phone to the University for updates of crimes near the University.

    Greek Life

    The food around the campus is domestic and exotic in the way that the cuisine ventures out to all customers. If you want a little of Italy or Greece, or even Asian, Midtown has it all here!

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs invite men and women to play in vigorous competitions. The activities here are great, and engage in healthy topics such as yoga activities. That will apply to any student that is stressed out.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who loves literature, the literature program here is great. There is a new magazine that allows aspiring authors to put their knowledge and bits of their writings on the magazine and people to view it. So, it will benefit that writer for getting his or her name out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't been here long and this may be biased in the way it is applied towards me, but unusual locations on campus are hanging in the student center's old cafe area. Just because it isn't working for food, the students here have used it for hanging out with friends and other students.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are low on cash, see if you are eligible for work study. I am a current work study student and I work in the admissions office. It is a great and stress free environment. People here are extremely friendly and are always there to help you out. Plus, working here allows you to be close to the people who run the school. In the admissions office are the transcript evaluators, so if you have a problem with your transcript you can come here. Also, there are transfer and freshmen counselors and financial aid office is here too. I personally take advantage and seek help from the people within this office.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at UB. Whether it be events, harbor events, concerts, art galleries, parties, and such, UB is in the center of it all!! Come and explore is my saying.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't a food plan at UB, but you can sign one up with MICA if you really want, though if living near campus there are plenty of food places to try. Also, in the Varsity you will have your own kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    UB isn't like other universities in which the campus is an evolved campus. It is in the middle of other businesses and housing options such as apartments. UB offers housing to the local apartments and the new UB VARSITY dorms, which are luxarious and look just like an apartment!

    Academic Rigor

    I say this because it depends on how each student feels about school work and load. A full time student can take at the min of 12 credits without being exempt from their financial aid. So, if you feel a five course, or 15 credit semester is too much, take off a class and get more engaged in the other classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early and as often as possible. Get involved in activities around the school. It will get your name around and allow you to know your surroundings. Be aware of the weather. Just because other schools are closed, UB will surely be open or starting late.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is in the middle of the City that allows for students to engage in the community surrounding the school. UB always has events that allow for all students to engage in. UB makes their students feel welcomed from the Admissions office all the way to each professor.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food places around campus within walking distance. Some take campus cash that can be purchased at the school or converted from the bookstore credit.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers are great, but most just teach from the slides given from the book. The student is left to guess what will be on exams. So teachers are so old that they cannot stay on task.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that this school is best suited for you because in my experience, the student is left alone to fend for themselves. Research the degree that you are pursuing in detail and keep accurate notes.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for working parents/adults. The online classes are wonderful. They are not for the accounting students that are not on honor roll.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is in Baltimore, so there have been a few cases of students getting their phones stolen and a few robberies close by, but I have never in my time so far heard of a student being physically harmed. Plus there are always police around, so it's not so bad, just be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs at UB and if they don't have what you're looking for it's really easy to make your own club. They also have intramural sports ranging from soccer to paintball.

    Bang for the buck

    UB is super cheap and you definitely get your money's worth. Plus if you're in the honors program they offer tons of free events ranging from going to see the orchestra to plays; there's a ton of activities you don't really get to experience often.

    What to do for fun

    UB is close to EVERYTHING. The inner harbor isn't far and in the past there are free nights at the aquarium for UB students. Plus there's the Orioles stadium and multiple bars and pubs.

    Food and Dining

    Anything you could possibly want to eat is right there within a few blocks tops. There are three Starbucks in the area as well as a Chipotle, sushi, vegan, chinese, ethiopian...pretty much everything.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. They do help you find apartments near by, and if you already live in the DMV area you can always take the MARC train to school, but there are a few apartment buildings close by for fairly decent prices.

    In three sentences

    Nice, small school with a very open and welcoming campus.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. The university is very diverse in race and age.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UB does block party every semester. Block party blocks off the streets so the students can party. It's not uncommon to find laser tag, zip lines, and a rock climbing wall during this event.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of restaurants and bars to check out in the area. There's also events in the city almost every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    You can have whatever you want, from Afghan, Ethiopian, Italian, Japanese and there's even a few hipster places and interesting bars all within a mile of the school.

    Dorm Life

    Not a typical dorm. There are no RA's in the dorms. There are apartments nearby also.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging if you don't do the work. If you do all your assigned tasks, the courses are very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the area and some buildings. The academic center is laid out funny, like you can't get to floor two from one side of the building. Also, going to floor three, is a different floor three on the opposite side of the building.

    In three sentences

    UB is an inexpensive university with a diverse student body located in the center of the city. UB offers a variety of courses online, allowing full-time employees to attend school on their time. UB is also going green! (Check out the new law building!)

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None what so ever

    What to do for fun

    UB host multiple social events for students and faculty, around 4 a month.

    Food and Dining

    Multiple places to dine while on campus at affordable prices, and for date nights the perfect place is Turps bar and grill.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately UB does not have any dorms, but they do offer multiple housing options.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a mid-range campus to make lots of friends then UB is the right place for you. Classes are designed to have students interact while also being responsible for their own work.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UB police are continuing surveying campus.

    Greek Life

    Very limited. Delta Sigma Theta

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government. Bible Study. Writers and poets. Scholarship Honors Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students in undergraduate, masters program, and law school.

    Bang for the buck

    Many low cost meals available. Lots of choices of different foods in walking distance. Rotunda Movie theatre $5 every Tuesday all day long.

    What to do for fun

    Ravens NFL football. Oriole's baseball.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaraunts in walking distance. Free circulator bus to Harbor, and Harbor East.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    UB is not for a immature needy students. You need to be open minded. You need to be serious about education.

    In three sentences

    UB has small classes. UB is great for independent students. UB has a great English Department.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe we have less crime reported each year. I have not heard of any murders mostly harmless robberies in which the culprits always get caught. Students are mostly not worried about their safety as our U.B police is very friendly and on top of things.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has a wide range of clubs and activities. i.e block parties which are always fun, art scape, school formal dances etc. Clubs such as Student Events Board, Student Government Association, International Student Association, African Student Union are very welcoming and help students become acclimated to the environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable. The place to go for your undergraduate studies.

    What to do for fun

    The school is only 2 miles away from the Inner Harbor which can be accessed by the free purple route that is very convenient. At the harbor, there are a variety of shopping centers, restaurants water activities, just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    Within the school in the student center, there is a convenient market that sells everything from school supplies to food. Additionally there are so many restaurants less than half a mile from the school where you can dine at your convenience.

    Dorm Life

    Because it is not a typical college, University of baltimore does not have dorms, however it is affiliated with The Varsity, which is an apartment building open to U.B students as well as other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors encourage students to work hard, however since its college and not high school, the students are expected to do the hardwork on their own. The professors do not spoon feed you but they can only help you when you seek their help.

    In three sentences

    University of baltimore is the ideal college for incoming freshmen as well as transfer students who are looking for a personable and less overwelming school. The collge is extremely diverse with so many people coming from several states, cities and countries. Perhaps the best thing about University of Baltimore is that its small size enables students to have that one on one interaction with professors which establishes lasting relationships and career opportunities.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is located across the street from two popular venues, The Meyerhoff and The Lyric Theater; when celebrities are in the area, UB students are sometimes the first to see them as they enter the venues for sound checks and/or rehearsals. Also, because the school is located in the Art District of Baltimore City, there are always many interesting sights to behold.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to other schools that I have researched. UB has come out on top as one of the most economical. Also, the transfer scholarship is a great incentive: and what student couldn't use additional help with college expenses?

    What to do for fun

    The Student Center has a myriad of activities for all students. Concerts by local artists, professional speakers sharing knowledge and social events for students to mingle are just a few of the activities that the campus has sponsored.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many fields of study at UB. It has the best law program in the state. There are special scholarship opportunities for transfer students.

    In three sentences

    UB is a school geared to helping the adult learner in accomplishing their dreams of obtaining a degree. The instructors are accommodating to the needs of adult learners.The campus location is ideal and is close to all modes of transportation, whether it is bus, train or automobile.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ive been living in Baltimore for years and this is a very safe area.

    Greek Life

    Very little through association.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs or activities as a large state college but there are small niche clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipster

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Artscape happens every summer

    Bang for the buck

    Low in state tuition cost.

    What to do for fun

    Explore Baltimore and the surrounding area.

    Food and Dining

    No dorms so no large cafeteria. A couple on campus places to fix up convenience food but there are at least 20 places to get food within a 4-5 minute walk.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes that should be difficult are, classes that should be easy are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready prepared for downsizing and city living, take advantage of all the extra curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    Reasonable in state tuition costs. Great vibrant neighborhood without large Greek presence. Very accessible through public transportation.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police there all the time.

    What to do for fun

    I live at home but it is in a great neighborhood and very close to many attractions.

    Academic Rigor

    A nice amount of work but very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a smile and it will be great!

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is a great college. They are very open to accommodate all students with any needs. They are not overly priced too.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A number to call in case you need transport help.

    Clubs and Activities

    Seems like you can get into any club you would like. All having meals, fun, and entertainment for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Windows to people watch and relax before, and after class. The city is exciting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The law school building is one of the coolest buildings I've seen.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is reasonable compared to other universities and you have a whole city of fun and business to get involved in. Your career is promising with a commitment.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the art galleries and museums, go to the harbor, power plant live, shopping

    Food and Dining

    So many profound dining experiences and places to visit.

    Dorm Life

    I commute from home but living in the city looks exciting and fun. There are places to look everywhere around the campus. The city is so big and finding housing is not a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    You will find the help you need from all areas of the university. Don't be afraid to ask for help. The teachers and facility are there to teach you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to learning. Be ready to take on the world. Learn as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    Efficient class sizes for teacher/student relations. Top business school in Maryland. Is a school where business learning grows and teaches the future leaders of America.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its good for the amount that I pay.

    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs is the best was to have fun on campus. The school also always has something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are no meal plans or dining halls on campus. However, because it is in Downtown Baltimore, there are tons of places to eat. It can be a little pricey though.

    Dorm Life

    There are no official dorms on campus. The offer students the opportunity to live in one of the many apartment buildings (including school sponsored ones). I have heard that they aren't that great though.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor all depends on the course, Some courses are a breeze, but others really push you to do your very best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. Being involved is the best way to make friends and make the most of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    University of Baltimore is a very small school. The professors really care about the subject that they teach. The fact that it is so small gives you the opportunity to connect with your professors.

  • 06/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security personnel are very on top of the situation - they notify students through email and text in case of emergency.

    What to do for fun

    Touring. The train station is a block away- great for commuting...

    Food and Dining

    There is wide variety of eating establishments around the UB campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm so I don't know!

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay on top of your work load it will not get too overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a goal - know what you're going for so you don't waste your time and money taking courses that aren't necessary. Apply for scholarships- college is expensive!

    In three sentences

    The staff of University of Baltimore are friendly, professional and have your best interest in mind. There is a wide variety of classes given morning, afternoon, evening, and online which is great for any schedule! I am thoroughly enjoying my experience so far!

  • 10/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Robberies occur on the perimeter of campus frequently.

    Great for these types of students

    People coming from community colleges or people seeking a degree to strengthen their professional standing.

    Dorm Life

    No idea.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are simplistic and not challenging to driven students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I cannot speak for the business school but the liberal arts program leaves a lot to be desired. Buildings are aged and dirty, classes are not challenging and are frequently noisy and disruptive, and emphasis is placed on job training instead of scholarly studies. It is fine for transition between community college and better programs at other schools but if you are seeking post-graduate degrees then I would suggest looking at other Maryland schools.

    In three sentences

    This school is the equivalent of a 4 year community college. If you want easy and ineffective, this school is for you. Classes offer no challenge to intelligent people with a good educational background.