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Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
9,371
Tuition (in-state)
$20,825 ($9,764)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is usually good. It isn't uncommon to find people laying around in the grass all over campus, or sitting outside enjoying the sunshine or the breeze. The only issue is rain, rain on campus makes miniature, puddles are everywhere, so rain boots are a must-have.

4 College Freshman

Weather: With all the snow this past winter, there was always people sledding. meet some great new friends

College Sophomore

Weather: This year weather has been very hectic. The snow and ice made it really hard to get to class on time because it was unexpected. And I've talked to fellow classmates about how they felt about the weather, and some of them are commuting from far places and the snow would make it very difficult for them to come to class. The weather was unpredictable this year but it's nothing we can't control. However, the campus did well on closing some days because it would have been unbearable to try to drive to class in those conditions.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winters are very cold, which I personally hate but some of my friends enjoy and also helps us get a few days off in January/February. The worst thing to me is the wind. The spring time is very rainy but the temperatures are nice. The summers get very hot.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Sometimes we do not get weather alerts until I actually get to campus and then it is canceled. Since I do not drive and have to take the bus, it is almost 2 hours to get to class. So, by that, I would waste 4 hours going to a closed campus and then coming back home. It becomes very frustrating sometimes.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 100th
    Hottest Summers
  • 316th
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Luanna Azulay
Hometown
Arlington, Va./Recife, PE, Brazil
Major
Political Science
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Generally, Baltimore County has coastal weather, with a climate comparable to most cities located on the East Coast. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are damp and cold. During the summer, temperatures can rise into the 90s; in contrast, it reaches freezing at the height of the winter. Winter snowstorms are very uncommon—snow falls tends to be around three or four inches. As a consequence of this, UMBC seldom closes because of inclement weather. This greatly affects commuter students, which is roughly half of the student population at UMBC, since even mild snow will affects their arrival to campus.

If you like to be updated about the weather, UMBC has its perks. The University has its own detailed weather page (weather.umbc.edu) with forecasts; humidity, pressure, and ozone levels; temperature; and wind speeds. This information is updated by students in the atmospheric physics graduate program. You can also see it every time you log into your student account. Also, in cases of inclement weather, UMBC students can often count on rapid responses via text message, e-mail, and through the school’s webpage about possible delays or closings.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 67 °F
Spring - Low: 48 °F
Summer - High: 88 °F
Summer - Low: 71 °F
Fall - High: 70 °F
Fall - Low: 53 °F
Winter - High: 47 °F
Winter - Low: 31 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.79 in./month
Summer: 3.76 in./month
Fall: 3.57 in./month
Winter: 3.41 in./month
What to Pack
  • Coats for cold weather
  • Flip-flops for warm weather
Did You Know?
In 2009-2010, the Baltimore area was hit with its worst snowfall in 110 years. Nearly 80 inches of snow blanketed the area that winter! (The average annual snowfall is about 20 inches).

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