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University of Maryland-Baltimore County Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

12,888 students

61% admitted

  • 9,970 full time
  • 2,918 part time
  • 5,380 men full time
  • 4,590 women full time
  • 8,099 applied
  • 4,925 admitted
  • 1,425 enrolled

10,075 Undergraduates

$18,146 tuition/year

  • 2,678 Graduates
  • 135 Non-Degree
  • $18,146 out of state
  • $2,679 fees
  • $10,866 room & board
  • $1,200 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Colors: Black and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Samantha from Gaithersburg, MD
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  • UMBC has a great chance for doing research, since nearly all of the faculty preside over their own lab and require undergraduate workers. However, the application process is a pain…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
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  • UMBC has an excellent academic atmosphere as well as an amazing president. There are so many different cultures, ethnicities, and perspectives on campus; it offers a rich opportunity to…

  • May-08-2012 Read More
  • Kyle from Burtonsville, MD
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  • the university of maryland, baltimore county is currently the number one up and coming university in america and for good reason. there are a number of great programs for any…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More
  • Daniel from Bowie, MD
  • 0
  • the university of maryland-baltimore county is a small, public university just outside of the city of baltimore. umbc strives to create well rounded students through a core curriculumn which includes…

  • Jan-23-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences and engineering. Within a strong interdisciplinary framework, UMBC programs link the cultures of the sciences, social sciences, visual and performing arts and humanities, and the professions.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research, and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services, and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Darius from Waldorf, MD
  • Nov-14-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The people seemed really nice and it seemed like it wouldn't be hard to find something to do while your there.

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  • Laura from Odenton, MD
  • Jul-31-2011 I am a current student here

    For the most part the people, both students and faculty, are outstanding and are always willing to go out of their way to help you when asked. There are tons of events going on on the campus during the day and at night ranging from Open Mic Nights - where our talented student body displays their musical skills by rapping, singing, reciting poetry, or playing various instruments - to karaoke and ice cream socials. There are a few campus parties (some school-sponsored and others thrown by students) but they never cause any serious problems. UMBC is nothing like College Park in terms of a party school which can be a good and bad thing at times but as long as you get out and meet cool people you will always find ways to have fun. All in all, UMBC has a small-community feel to it and is nice for students that do not want to live too far away from home or feel like just a number among many students. The faculty will get to know you by name and genuinely care about your well-being. I have personally connected with so many faculty members in my first year that I know I will stay in contact with in the future.

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  • Adrienne from Springdale, MD
  • May-03-2011 I am a current student here

    I like being at UMBC because there is a lot of diversity in the students. They have loads of things to do on and off campus. They do alot of bus trips to New York City and Philadelphia that are very cheap.

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