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UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
For the third year in a row, UMBC tops the U.S. News rankingof national universities everyone should be watching – a designation recognizing that we consistently find new ways to improve students’ educational experiences. That approach builds on a long-standing commitment to combine outstanding research and undergraduate teaching.
U.S. News also ranks UMBC fourth on a list of the top national universities“where the faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.” UMBC is tied with Yale University and ranks just ahead of Brown and Stanford universities.
Those who know UMBC love UMBC. Our campus is full of students and faculty who constantly push their limits. Research, creativity and collaboration can be found within and between disciplines. And with more than 200 student clubs and organizations, at UMBC you can explore all of your interests—and discover new ones. Learning takes place in many different ways and in a variety of settings. Students discover an environment with a strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences focus. A medium-sized public research university, UMBC provides students with opportunities to get hands-on research experience working with professors at the top of their fields. The university's academic reputation and industry partnerships help to place students in promising careers and leading graduate programs. UMBC is more than a collection of majors, courses and activities that lead to a degree; it is a group of people who make real contributions. UMBC is a place where you can find something new every day. It is a community that welcomes your talents, ideas and individuality.
|Total Undergraduate Students||10,573|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||31||<1%|
|African American / Black||1,703||16%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||38||<1%|
|Two or More Races||290||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||197||2%|
|Where do University of Maryland, Baltimore County undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||6%|
|How old are University of Maryland, Baltimore County undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||15%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||24 - 29|
|Math||570 - 670|
|Critical Reading||540 - 640|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||52%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||85%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||52%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.58|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||19 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||63%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||87%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||482|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||44%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||21%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||85%|
72% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
35% of all undergraduates live on campus
The UMBC Police Department is a full-service department that provides police coverage and response 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The staff includes sworn police officers, security officers, communications specialists and student marshals. Police officers, with jurisdiction for the UMBC campus, respond to criminal offenses, service requests, complaints and incidents. The department is committed to community policing.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
|Fine and Studio Arts||5%|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 85%
This university is in the process of collecting and analyzing learning outcomes test results.