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University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

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Overview

Enrollment

13,638
University of Maryland Baltimore County overview
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Online umbc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
University of Maryland Baltimore County overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) is a public research institution located in Baltimore County, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore. Established in 1966, UMBC offers a suburban campus atmosphere set on 500 acres with a range of contemporary facilities distinctive for their Brutalist architecture. The university upholds a strong academic profile with selective admissions and is recognized for its emphasis on science and engineering programs, including its notable chess team. Among its diverse academic offerings, UMBC is particularly known for its programs in information technology, biological sciences, and engineering. On-campus housing is available, with a variety of living options to accommodate its undergraduate and graduate student body.

In the most recent statistical year 11,093 prospective students applied, and 9,007 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,052 enrolled in the school.  10,683 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,955 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $8,878 plus fees of $3,402. UMBC is ranked 266 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10

Overall

8/10

Academics

6/10

Resources

8/10

Outcomes

7/10

Value

UMBC is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Maryland Baltimore County within the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Very High
University of Maryland Baltimore County overview
SAT 1220/1410
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.97

Applications Accepted

81.2% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maryland Resident Tuition

$8,878
In State Costs for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$3,402
Room and Board $12,600
Budget for Other Expenses$3,166
Total One Year Cost$29,646

Out of State Resident Tuition

$25,068
Out of State Costs for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$3,402
Room and Board $12,600
Budget for Other Expenses$3,166
Total One Year Cost$45,836

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Maryland Baltimore County students
Subject Percent of Class
Computer and Information Sciences 17%
Social Sciences 17%
Biology 13%
Psychology 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Current students may use the University of Maryland Baltimore County GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.