University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
11,201
Students Applied
82%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1828
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
81
27%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1255
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
690
Reading
25th
550
75th
670
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
61%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
23
Top 25%
50
Top 50%
84
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
136
$30k - $48k
81
$48k - $75k
129
$75k - $110k
117
$110k+
296

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 410-455-2292
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
I would recommend staying the night here to see what a college student's life is really like. Be sure to try the food and see the dorms! I would also recommend attending a class to see the academic side of the university.
Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
expect large classes, and sometimes you can really tell that some teachers are there for their research and not for teaching.
Sarah from Gaithersburg, MD
Do well in High School. UMBC is known for its hard classes, but the classes are so much more interesting especially classes specific to your major. The workload is dependent on what kind of classes you are taking but I didn't find the work any more difficult than what I had In High School.
Jenna from Clarksville, MD
Get involved.
Andrew from Stevensville, MD
I think that if you want to get the real UMBC experience you should live on campus. I also advise becoming active in student groups and organizations.
Adrienne from Springdale, MD
Be sure to meet with your adviser, they seek to help. Also, try not to be involved with too many activities, the grades come first. Without good grades, you will not be at UMBC for long. Remember, it is an honors university; good grades are expected. Not to worry though, there is still plenty of room for mess-ups.
Roxanne from Glen Burnie, MD
Never be afraid to ask for help. Professors are there to help you. Make new friends. Try new things. You may be surprised of the things that may spark your interest. Turn in your work on time and get a tutor for hard subjects. Plan ahead. Get to know your roommate. Relax.
Monet from Mitchellville, MD
DON'T GET BEHIND ON WORK!!!! too much procrastination and you will find yourself sinking, just like at any college
Emily from Germantown, MD
Be ready to work, but also be ready to enjoy yourself. The school has a number of activities and clubs to partake in but do understand that the primary focus is education. Some freshman do not tend to notice the strain on academic success as much as upperclassmen do. In addition to enjoying themselves, the general body of students focus on education. This principle, if adopted prior to entry into the university, will greatly contribute to academic success. Also, be sure to develop study groups.
Jay from Owings Mills
Come visit UMBC for yourself to get a real feel for the University.

Step out of your major periodically and have some fun with your classes! :) I am completing my undergraduate studies in Pre-Medicine but I enjoy taking classes in the social sciences and arts & humanities.

Stay in constant contact with your advisor. They are there to help you and the thousands of questions you may have for them.

Have balance. Prioritize your homework/studying, clubs, and leisure time because you can easily slide into chaos if you do not. Know what you are in school for and surround yourself with people that share your same drive for success.

Seize every opportunity that comes your way and have fun growing and developing YOU!
Laura from Odenton, MD

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