UMBC is a public institution located in Baltimore, Maryland and provides a large number of program options for students. Enrollment at UMBC is nearly thirteen thousand per year.
Students can choose from a few areas of study, including:
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Computer And Information Sciences
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at University of Maryland - Baltimore County. A score in a range of 1640 to 1940 on the SAT, or 24 to 29 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. UMBC has an admissions rate of around 61 percent of which only 29 percent chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
The cost of tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $10,000, while nonresidents pay $22,000 for the year. Student housing is available for students and costs about $6,700 annually. Some students at UMBC may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for University of Maryland - Baltimore County is the "Retrievers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
- Lacrosse (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Students who would like to view more about University of Maryland - Baltimore County can visit their website at http://www.umbc.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Maryland – Baltimore County accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at University of Maryland – Baltimore County is around 14,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 81% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- State Residents: $8,000-$9,700
- Out-of-State: $21,000-$24,970
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $340-$400 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $860-$1,000 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$8,895|
|Receiving Student Loans||40%||$6,924|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, University of Maryland – Baltimore County may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
University of Maryland – Baltimore County has an overall graduation rate which is around 65%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||37%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||22%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1990)
- Dance Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation (since 2012)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1999)
University of Maryland – Baltimore County is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (America East)
- Basketball (America East)
- Track and Field (America East)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Maryland – Baltimore County by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD (4 miles away)
- Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD (9 miles away)
- Towson University in Towson, MD (11 miles away)
- United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD (23 miles away)
- University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC (29 miles away)
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