University of Maryland - Baltimore County Summary

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UMBC

Basic Statistics

Location
Baltimore, MD
Website
www.umbc.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,371
Part-Time Undergrads
1,582
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$10,068
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,642
Room & Board
$10,716
Acceptance Rate
63 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1640–1950
Average ACT Scores
24–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Friendly and welcoming students
  • Diversity
  • Concerts
  • Approachable staff and faculty

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Having to park in the satellite lot if you are a freshman
  • Limited nightlife in the immediate area near campus
  • No football team
  • Campus is empty on some weekends

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

UMBC is a great university. Its diversity, high-quality education, and leadership opportunities make it a place where everyone can shine. UMBC’s is small enough so students won’t feel like just a face in the crowd, but it is big enough for all students to find something they may be interested in. You can mingle with students from 120 different countries, and do everything from attend Bhangra classes to Shabbat dinners. Education is top-notch here, and classes are taught by experienced professors who also dedicate a lot of time to research. The curriculum is always up-to-date and interesting, and UMBC has excellent programs, especially for students looking to major in the arts, sciences, or engineering.

The numerous leadership opportunities available in student government, clubs, and the Shriver Center help prepare students for their future careers, and the University often has programs to help promote leadership among students, such as retreats for current leaders or anyone looking to gain leadership skills. The Shriver Center offers students a variety of resources and tools, such as resume help or assistance finding co-ops, internships, or jobs upon graduation. UMBC truly prepares students for real life by giving them the skills, knowledge, and experience to help them become successful professionals in the future.

Maryland - Baltimore County Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety on campus is okay.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are okay. Very geeky.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't really know. You don't notice them much.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so I don't really know

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