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Reviews 1407 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love that my school is small and tight knit. It makes the entire experience feel so much more personal!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When I was originally faced with picking a school after having received all of my acceptance letters, I was stuck for weeks. I was at a complete loss as to what to do and where to go. In the end, I took a long hard look at the kinds of people that went to each school and decided which one I wanted to be. Because, honestly, I didn't want to go to a school where everyone is very cookie-cutter, where everyone is the same, and I didn't want to go to a big party school. That's why UMBC is absolutely perfect for me and I would choose it again in a heartbeat. It is filled with like-minded, intelligent, driven people, and that's something I'm proud to be a part of.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are extremely knowledgably and readily help the students that seem to be struggling.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm going for my junior year for the fall. I'm taking a summer class now so I haven't really gotten a real feel for the school. Not sure I can actually pay for all of the accommodations.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The science courses can be rigorous but there are many resources if help is needed. Professors are approachable

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UMBC is a great school for all sorts of majors (not just STEM majors). There will be some classes that are frustratingly challenging, but I have never run across an impossible class. Of course, UMBC is not perfect, but I don't believe there is a such thing as a "perfect" college for everyone. Most people here, students, staff, and professors included, are very supportive of ambitions and goals.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: For the most part, I love UMBC. At times it can be frustrating, particularly when they adjust your curriculum after your freshman year and you're forced to play catch-up, but all in all attending here has been very rewarding.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: UMBC isn't too bad. There isn't much of a student life which is fine by me. The chemistry labs are a little outdated but it works.I can't say the food options are too great. Like all schools there are good and bad professors. I think the GIS program makes UMBC standout above other schools. It an important field that isn't heavily represented.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had good and bad professors.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Shriver center has good internships if you know where to look

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Students barely party. Unless they are in Greek life or in a different social organization, the party life is practically nonexistent.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though the actual school was not amazing, I still had a good time involved in organizations and met so many really great people and friends through it.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is absolutely nothing to do in Arbutus and Catonsville.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people are very nerdy and maybe not as social.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty secluded and safe on campus. There are barely any crimes.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know too much but I do have friends in Greek life, and they seem to enjoy it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have no football team, and there is really not a lot of school pride if any at all.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You just have to know where to go.

Grilled Cheese & Co is pretty delicious and cheap, and you can use your Campus Cash there, in addition to getting 10% off if you show your student ID.

Sushi Q has amazing sushi for a decent price, with free appetizer, soup, and dessert. Also has a 10% student discount.

Route 40 has a lot of chain restaurants and really good Korean food.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: UMBC is pretty lenient with most things, and if you don't cause too much trouble, you will be totally fine.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The biggest problem with UMBC is its lack of support for students who live there on the weekends. The social scene is not very thriving at the school, and a vicious cycle is perpetuated because the students don't want to stay on campus at all. Most people leave on the weekends because there is barely any options and the school stays closed because no students stay.

There are some hidden gems on campus however. The coffee shop in the Admin building has great sandwiches and hot food before 2pm every week day.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's not the best but not horrible for me. There was some mixup but the staff was accommodating and helped with any issues.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a really good dorm with a lot of amenities. I had a suite style room that shared a bathroom with 4 people, and there were two connected bedrooms with a common room in between.

Erickson Hall was where I lived but Harbor Hall is equally as good. They would be the best two to try and live in.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall food isn't the best food, but it is better than some places I've visited. Also, the food places in the Commons Building is pretty good, though the options are fairly limited if you want to stay within the meal plan, so it gets old fairly quickly. All in all, it's pretty good, though it could use a bit of improvement.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a really rewarding experience. It allows you to be really close to your classes without the worry of a long and potentially dangerous commute to classes each day. Also, it's really simple to apply to housing, and you're usually informed of whether or not you obtained the desired housing in as little as one week.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school isn't too strict about a lot of things, with the exception of the honor code and parking. The honor code is because we see ourselves as an honors university, so each student is held up to a very high standard of integrity. The parking is because the space for parking is very limited, and the school mainly comprises of commuting students.


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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.

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