University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD, USA
3.80 Average Rating

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a 4-year public institution based in Baltimore and part of the University of Maryland system. UMBC is home to seven colleges and schools hosting over 55 undergraduate degree-granting programs. In addition to classroom space, the UMBC campus hosts Bwtech@UMBC, the first university research park in Maryland, as well as the NASA-funded Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology. For sports fans, UMBC fields 17 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Retrievers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
27%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1255
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,662
Total Number of Undergrads
11,234
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,539
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,778
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,872
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,046
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,402
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,667
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,657

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,348
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
Student Organizations
260
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Retrievers
School Colors
Red/Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baltimore
Washington
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
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 immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment. I would highly recommend this university to anyone who wants an ivy league quality education at an instate price.
Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
they have great research opportunities. however, they have large classes. there is also more of a focus on learning than sports or parties.
Sarah from Gaithersburg, MD
Every student at UMBC is very dedicated, it is clear that everyone wants to be here for the right reasons.The professors are phenomenal, during lecture some of them can be a little intimidating but if you go to office hours then theyre not as bad as they seem! The size of the campus is perfect, its big enough in the sense that you can meet new people everyday but small enough that you can give yourself 15 min to get to each class
Jenna from Clarksville, MD

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