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University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC)

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD

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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:

  • Psychology
  • 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

Student Enrollment

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.

$14,700

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$8,895
Receiving Student Loans40%$6,924
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

University of Maryland – Baltimore County has an overall graduation rate which is around 65%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years37%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
59.42%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
74%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
28

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,072