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

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
59%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$14,741/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,545/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,895/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,910/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,611/ 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.121 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,592Undergrads
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 65 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    28%
  • Nerdy achievers
    26%
  • Mix of Nerds and Lazy.
    15%
  • Introverted
    9%
  • Brilliant
    8%
  • Cool socially awkwards
    8%
  • Continuing education, mid-career
    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.138 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.169 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 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
    13%
  • Nerdy, don't party
    12%
  • Nerdy, party sometimes
    3%
  • U made a bad choice
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
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
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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.

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It is an amazing university! it has a rigorous academic environment for all that attend. It also provides many resources for research, scholarships, full/part time work, internships etc. It is not known for athletics/sports or social life/campus parties. Students here are mostly involved in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are known to be very studious which leaves very little room for the social aspect of campus/college life.
UMBC has offered me an amazing experience with higher education. In the past year and a half I have watched my father battle with terminal cancer then lose that battle. During that time my professors where so incredibly understanding and gracious with me. The professors at UMBC demand the best out of their students while understanding that students have lives outside of class. So when I was unable to attend class due to my father medical condition they were 100% understanding while keeping me accountable for my achievement and success in that class. Their support and desire to help their students allowed me to take the time I needed, but come to them with any difficulties and help that I needed to succeed. UMBC may not have all the sporting activities and other typical college events, but they do have stellar professors and staff that will help you achieve the best you. I love my experience at UMBC and I am glad I choose this university to attend.