UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County


UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC, a selective public research university, combines the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university, and the social responsibility of a public institution. We are known for integrating research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement so that each advances the others for the benefit of society. Located on 530 wooded acres in suburban Baltimore, UMBC has over 11,200 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, as well as an alumni network of over 77,000.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • History
  • Cuture
  • Humanities
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Create Your Own

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Off-Campus Student Services
  • Transfer Student Alliance
  • Service Learning
  • Interfaith Center
  • Women's Center
  • Center for Culture and Diversity
  • Center for Democracy and Civic Life
  • Transit Services

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


The Admissions Committee weighs a number of factors in making its decision for First Year Applicants. In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of curriculum, class rank, and other achievements, as well as the essay, are considered.


Transfer applicants are considered to be students who have completed college-level coursework at an institution of higher education after receiving a high school diploma or a GED.  

Visit us

If you really want to know what awaits you at UMBC, nothing will prepare you better than a campus visit. Not only will you get to talk with current students about our community, but you'll also get a real sense of where you'll fit right in. From where to get the best grub in The Commons, to where to work out, catch a game of Ultimate Frisbee, or study 24-7, this is the best way to get a Retriever's eye view of UMBC.

"My time at UMBC has allowed me to pursue my passion and research interests with guidance, mentorship, and an overwhelmingly supportive network."

Alexia Petasis, '19, Individualized Study
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School location

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250, United States of America

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