1,686 reviews
  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Maryland - Baltimore County is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Website

University of Maryland - Baltimore County Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
1110-1310
ACT Scores Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Cost

Net Price
$14,137/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,501/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,971/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,424/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,352/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,603/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,653Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    27%
  • Nerdy achievers
    27%
  • Mix of Nerds and Lazy.
    14%
  • Introverted
    10%
  • Brilliant
    8%
  • Cool socially awkwards
    8%
  • Continuing education, mid-career
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.167 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • School-focused, but know how to have fun
    48%
  • Nerdy and loving it... but can we party sometimes?
    22%
  • Nerdy and loving it
    14%
  • Nerdy, don't party
    12%
  • Nerdy, party sometimes
    3%
  • U made a bad choice
    1%

After University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses

University of Maryland - Baltimore County Reviews

1,686 reviews
All Categories
There is no shortage of opportunities here, if you know where to look. Professors and faculty are easily the best part of UMBC, hands down; everyone I've met has been fair, intelligent and easy to approach with questions. Same goes for other students, you know if you ever need help they've got your back. The one gripe I have is the campus culture. There are so many commuter and transfer students that it often feels like two separate social scenes: one for those in dorm and one for those off-campus. Other than that, it is a great place to learn!
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This school is a must for anyone interested in the science, math, or engineering department. The professors are willing to work with you and there are plenty of extracurriculars to get involved in. The atmosphere on campus is also top notch as it's not too small to feel claustrophobic, but it's also not too big to feel overwhelming. I immediately felt right at home here!
The UMBC community is really just one big family. I first came to UMBC in the Spring of 2016 as a transfer from the University of Maryland, College Park. Immediately I felt more at home at UMBC than I had ever felt at college before. That feeling was such a relief for me, I finally knew that I was in a place where I would be comfortable and be able to succeed in my Spanish language studies. A lot of people come to UMBC to study STEM majors, but their Humanities programs are fantastic as well. All of my Spanish teachers are so knowledgeable, so personable, and very accessible, all qualities very important to me (and every single other college student I know). I attend an Honors university, so the standards for all of my and everyone else's work is incredibly high, but we are always offered the support and guidance that we need to succeed, and for that I am eternally grateful.