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
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
Psychology Major – I declared a psychology major at UMBC. The classes offered here for Psychology are great! Many are very interesting, such as Abnormal Psych, Pych of Women, Psychology of Sex and gender, and there's this very interesting Paranormal Psychology class that's taught exclusively over winter session. The only draw back I would say is that the counselors don't really help out too much- I didn't know I could have joined the Psychology Honors club and could have gotten ropes to wear on graduation! I found out on graduation day by a fellow classmate who had joined simply 2 weeks before graduation. There are quite a few opportunities to do research with the professors at UMBC, and the Kennedy Kreuger Institute is just minutes away from campus- which offers many many job/volunteer/interning opportunities for Psychology students! I would say this is a great school to major in Psychology with, just make sure the counselors are telling you about all your options, such as declaring concentrations, joining the psychology honors association, and anything else you are eligible for.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Aug 9 2010
The longer you stay here the more you notice the lack of variety in food selection. The dining hall meals are monotonous. Chick-fil-a lines are longer than all others so it must be a student fav. I generally dislike the food services here , they refill you but they are nowhere near satisfying. After 2 years of campus food,I switched to the smallest meal plan package for those times i'm at an unbearable lowest. I mostly cook for myself now. Although, I am mostly displease with the food offer here I think its great that we have a Starbucks and a sushi bar! P.S The Italian cuisine section needs to stop production, the taste is just upsetting
  • College Junior
  • Sep 25 2012