University of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD, USA

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University of Baltimore
3.52 Average Rating

Shelby from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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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!
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.
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.
Tips for prospective students
UB is a great school to come to! It will give you a great atmosphere and you will be pleased.
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Jonathan from Woodstock, MD

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Bang for the buck
The school is not only decent but it also offers merit scholarships and transfer scholarships to prospective students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of the greatest spots to grab a cup of coffee is the Barnes&[email protected] It's a great spot to study, catch up with friends, or even work on a research paper.
Great for these types of students
Nearly anyone who has an interest in the programs that are offered.
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.
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.
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.
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George from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Bang for the buck
i love the school! it's more then i envisioned! and everything i hoped for!
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!
Greek Life
there's many restaurant's.
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.
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Ashley from Owings Mills, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
Dorm Life
UB most recently took on the project of dorm life with their new housing called VARSITY. Its sophisticated, modern and chic.
Food and Dining
I huge variety of choices. Indian, Japanese, American and Indonesia.
What to do for fun
By UB being in midtown Baltimore as a student you have access to museums, independent films and play productions.
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.
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.
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Megan from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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!
Academic Rigor
challenging but not overwhelming
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.
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.
Bang for the buck
they're very helpful with financial aid and scholarships.
Great for these types of students
great for adult students.
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.
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Tammy from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Bang for the buck
The value of the education is enhanced by the student body and the resource offered by the school.
Tips for prospective students
When choosing a school make sure to do due diligence in researching the school and the resources.
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.
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Spaztic

researching this school
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Food and Dining
Awesome.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is pretty low compared to other colleges and the education you'd receive is above and beyond.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life here.
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.
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Jasmine from Baltimore, MD

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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Gunnar from Baltimore, MD

accepted here and planning to attend soon
14 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
UB Is focused on the individual
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
Bang for the buck
UB Tuition is really affordable
Tips for prospective students
Come to UB. The small campus in the heart of the theater distric in Blatimore is GREAT
Great for these types of students
UB is perfect for the student that wants individual attention
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