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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Maryland - Baltimore County is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Website
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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
57%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1120-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,349/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,087/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,946/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,285/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,094/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,503/ year
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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.126 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,484Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    27%
  • Nerdy achievers
    26%
  • Mix of Nerds and Lazy.
    16%
  • Introverted
    9%
  • Cool socially awkwards
    7%
  • Brilliant
    7%
  • Hard Working to a Fault
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • School-focused, but know how to have fun
    49%
  • Nerdy and loving it... but can we party sometimes?
    21%
  • Nerdy and loving it
    14%
  • Nerdy, don't party
    11%
  • Nerdy, party sometimes
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • U made a bad choice
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses
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UMBC meets its claim to "top public college in America" within the first week. Even as a commuter, "welcome week" was the perfect break-me-out-of-my-shell experience I needed to feel comfortable in going to college here, at UMBC. And it didn't stop there! Every semester the school creates a new way to include its students from all walks of life. There are many organizations that are eager to gain new recruits; there are always emails and chalk drawings that invite people to join the UMBC community or show your Retriever Pride; and there are so many safe, private places to study or just relax without feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere.
Not to mention you are a short bus-ride away from plenty of off-campus attractions, if you ever feel the need to escape campus life (many of these excursions are even organized by the Student Events Board).
This is the perfect small campus, with a big college feel. I highly recommend going here.
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UMBC is situated in a small, quiet pocket of Arbutus, Catonsville, and Halethorpe, MD. This institution is located within a short 10 minute drive of Baltimore city. The proximity to Baltimore allows for a unique and beneficial partnership between UMBC and Baltimore organizations that range from the art museums to community service organizations. Students can enjoy the ease and access to Baltimore internships and nightlife from public buses stops on campus.

UMBC has a lot to offer students in terms of education, research opportunities, and student life. But what makes UMBC special is its diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. This allows UMBC to create a more open-minded, and forward thinking space. Nearly all cultures and religions are represented by its students, faculty, and staff. This diverse background allows its members to learn more from one another, and different ways of solving problems.

Go Retrievers!
If you want to learn, not just get a piece of paper with a degree, this is the best place to go! We know how to have fun, but the focus is on finding the absolute best way to teach and learn with each other. Faculty genuinely care, and your fellow students are open minded and always there to help you. You can't function well in the world without the cooperation and help of those around you, and UMBC's atmosphere is perfect to develop those skills to truly give you a boost in the world!