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University of Maryland -- Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland -- Baltimore County is a public, coeducational institution, founded in 1963. Its 530-acre campus is located in Baltimore, 40 miles from Washington, DC.

University of Maryland -- Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

Tuition & Fees

$12,028

$27,662

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
58%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
200-299
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
47%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
41%
18-23
23%
12-17
4%
6-11
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
19%
12-17
6%
6-11
4%
30-36
23%
24-29
53%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,227
Declined + 4,615
Total Received 11,842
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Public

11,060

undergraduate students

2,542

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Information Systems
  3. Biological Sciences
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Codes

SAT 5835
ACT 1751

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School Facts

University of Maryland -- Baltimore County is a public, coeducational institution, founded in 1963. Its 530-acre campus is located in Baltimore, 40 miles from Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 13,602
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Baltimore, MD

530-acre, suburban campus in Catonsville (population: 41,567), five miles from downtown Baltimore and 40 miles from Washington, DC; branch campus in Shady Grove. Major airport, bus, and train serve Baltimore; other major airport serves Washington, DC. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to surrounding communities and to the schools and campuses of U of Maryland-Baltimore.

University of Maryland — Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 3% of male students
 
9 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
58%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
200-299
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
33%
500-599
47%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
41%
18-23
23%
12-17
4%
6-11
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
19%
12-17
6%
6-11
4%
30-36
23%
24-29
53%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,227
Declined + 4,615
Total Received 11,842

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Dale Bittinger
Director of Admissions
P: 800 UMBC-4U2
F: 410 455-1094
admissions@umbc.edu

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,775

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,704
Room $7,234
Board $4,766
Additional fees $3,324
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $25,228
Average Financial Aid - $11,775
Total with Avg. Aid $13,453

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,956,253
State $8,260,961
Institutional $14,911,121
Other external $2,130,959
Total $43,259,294

Non-need-based

Federal $2,035,160
State $319,955
Institutional $9,247,946
Other external $3,711,461
Total $15,314,522

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 410 455-2387
F: 410 455-1094
finaid@umbc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Cory Ziegenfuss
Associate Director of Financial Aid
ziegenfu@umbc.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, jujitsu, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling, Wushu

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, jujitsu, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, badminton, basketball, battleship, crew, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fencing, flag football, floor hockey, football, free-throw shooting, jujitsu, kickball, k-pop dance, paintball, quidditch, running, sailing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle ball, Wushu

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Athletic Directors

Brian Barrio (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Jessica Hammond-Graf (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
America East Conference
Mascot
Retrievers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Applied Developmental Psychology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Molecular Biology
Applied Physics
Applied Sociology
Applied/Professional Ethics
Asian Studies
Atmospheric Physics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological Sciences
Biology Education
Business Technology Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Cultural Anthropology
Dance
Design
Economic Policy Analysis
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Emergency Health Services
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science/Geography
Financial Economics
Gender/Women's Studies
Geography/Environment Studies
Geography/Environmental Systems
Gerontology
Global Studies
Health Administration/Policy
Historical Studies
History
Human Services Psychology
Human-Centered Computing
Individualized Study
Information Systems
Instructional Systems Development
Intercultural Communications
Intermedia/Digital Arts
Jazz Studies
Language/Literacy/Culture
Management of Aging Services
Marine/Estuarine/Environmental Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Instructional Leadership/K-8
Mechanical Engineering
Media/Communication Studies
Middle Grades STEM
Modern Languages/Linguistics
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Technology
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Philosophy
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Professional Studies/Biotechnology
Professional Studies/Community Leadership
Professional Studies/Cybersecurity
Professional Studies/Data Science
Professional Studies/Entrepreneur Innovation Leadership
Professional Studies/Geographic Information Systems
Professional Studies/Health Information Technology
Professional Studies/Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Professional Studies/Technical Management
Psychology
Public Policy
Social Work
Sociology
Statistics
Systems Engineering
Teaching
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Texts/Technologies/Literature
Theatre
Toxicology
Translational Life Science Technology
Undergraduate Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Information Systems
  3. Biological Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,602

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

11,060
students

Female
45%
4,969

Male
55%
6,091

19%

2,542
students

Female
49%
1,234

Male
51%
1,308

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

9,436
students

Female
45%
4,203

Male
55%
5,233

15%

1,624
students

Female
48%
766

Male
52%
858

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Winter: December 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: June 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 85
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
India
Nigeria
South Korea
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Arlene Wergin Odenwald
Director of International Education Services
410 455-2624
wergin@umbc.edu

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