University of Maryland - Baltimore County

1,675 reviews
  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Maryland - Baltimore County is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
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
60%
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,137/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,501/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,971/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,424/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,352/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,603/ 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.119 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,653Undergrads
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 63 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    27%
  • Nerdy achievers
    27%
  • Mix of Nerds and Lazy.
    14%
  • Introverted
    10%
  • Brilliant
    8%
  • Cool socially awkwards
    8%
  • Continuing education, mid-career
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.167 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • School-focused, but know how to have fun
    48%
  • Nerdy and loving it... but can we party sometimes?
    22%
  • Nerdy and loving it
    14%
  • Nerdy, don't party
    12%
  • Nerdy, party sometimes
    3%
  • U made a bad choice
    1%

After University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
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

Reviews

1,675 reviews
  • Excellent
    222
  • Very Good
    557
  • Average
    677
  • Poor
    148
  • Terrible
    71
UMBC is very bad for communications and journalism majors. The media and communication studies program do not have hands-on courses. All of the courses are theoretical! The classes, the professors, the program, and UMBC will not help you find or obtain internship or a job after graduation in the media industry, especially the sports industry and the news industry. You will not have the required skills to get a job if you want to be an multi-media journalist / one-band reporter / reporter or a producer. The same applies to internships as well. You will be unemployed after college graduation.

I hated my time at UMBC and eventually transferred to another school. If you are interested in doing journalism or broadcast journalism, please go to another university such as Mizzou, Northwestern, Syracuse, UMiami, University of Southern California, American, Ithaca, UFlorida, and the University of Maryland, College Park among others. UMBC does neither has a journalism nor broadcast journalism program.

The media and communication studies program and UMBC is a joke. You will be seriously disappointed. The MCS major will make you unemployed after graduation and beyond. I sincerely regret coming to UMBC. I hate UMBC and this is the truth!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 24 2015
There is no shortage of opportunities here, if you know where to look. Professors and faculty are easily the best part of UMBC, hands down; everyone I've met has been fair, intelligent and easy to approach with questions. Same goes for other students, you know if you ever need help they've got your back. The one gripe I have is the campus culture. There are so many commuter and transfer students that it often feels like two separate social scenes: one for those in dorm and one for those off-campus. Other than that, it is a great place to learn!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
The campus is absolutely beautiful, and easily accessible since it is all enclosed in one giant circle. The campus has a very strong academic atmosphere, so partying isn't as important at UMBC as it would be at other schools. However, UMBC students still have plenty of opportunities to have fun: Quadmania is like a giant carnival held every year, and there are always opportunities to do fun things on and off campus. Also, the actual facilities are great. The college has plenty of technology and equipment, and the buildings and dorms that are starting to show their age are all being renovated a few at a time over the summers. UMBC really makes you feel at home!
  • College Freshman
  • Aug 22 2013