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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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
UMBC is a highly rated public university located in Catonsville, Maryland in the Baltimore Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,543 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMBC acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Information Science. Graduating 63% of students, UMBC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.
About University of Maryland - Baltimore County...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
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%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1140-1360
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,056/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,402/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,543Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,691
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    30%
  • Nerdy achievers
    22%
  • Mix of Nerds and Lazy.
    16%
  • Cool socially awkwards
    8%
  • Introverted
    7%
  • Brilliant
    6%
  • Hard Working to a Fault
    2%

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.156 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • School-focused, but know how to have fun
    43%
  • Nerdy and loving it... but can we party sometimes?
    22%
  • Nerdy and loving it
    13%
  • Nerdy, don't party
    13%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Nerdy, party sometimes
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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I just completed my first year at UMBC and I really enjoyed it! I had great professors who were able to help when I needed it, as well as some interesting courses. The academics here are rigorous, but there is plenty of support. The campus is walk-able; I can get from my dorm to most of my classes in about ten minutes (an I can be a slow walker). I would hope to see them improve food options for people who are gluten free. They have plenty of vegetarian options and some halal options, but fewer "avoiding gluten" options. Overall, this is a great school.
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After one year, I love University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It was a little difficult for me to adjust at the beginning of the first semester, however, after the beginning of the second semester, I loved the campus environment and sense of community. I have had a great experience with most of my professors and have enjoyed going to class. The food was average, but there are some changes coming. Overall, I would recommend the school to others!
It is a small campus, which I like. It is very easy to get to any of the places you need to get to without taking a car or a shuttle. The laundry is free! The academics here are phenomenal and you will not underwhelmed, it is challenging. There are little to no parties here but Towson University is very close and there are frats that are off campus that are easily accessible.