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.
NCAA Division I (without football)
America East Conference
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses
Most Popular Majors
Information Science213 Graduates
Computer Science181 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services125 Graduates
Health Professions108 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering102 Graduates
Political Science and Government82 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.156 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Reviews
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.
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.