University of Maryland – Baltimore County: Ranking & Review

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Baltimore Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 134 362
Top 3%

University of Maryland - Baltimore County Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate60%63%58%
Enrolled undergraduates1,7721,001771
Enrolled total (including graduate students)13,6627,4466,216

1,128 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

406 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,443
Percent of students submitting SAT scores81%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores476
Percent of students submitting ACT scores27%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

University of Maryland - Baltimore County Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $27,538 $41,674
Off-campus $30,542 $44,678
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,486 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,000 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,368 $22,504
Fees for full-time undergraduates $3,150 $3,150
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $347 $934
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,178 $18,846
Fees for full-time graduates $2,376 $2,376
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $621 $1,047

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 36 425 216 21 698
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 434 11 7 452
Psychology 331 18 13 362
Social Sciences 10 286 16 1 313
Engineering 202 37 16 255
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 56 143 3 202
Visual and Performing Arts 163 3 166
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1 123 15 3 142
Health Professions and Related Programs 125 7 132
Mathematics and Statistics 81 7 14 102
Education 1 97 98
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2 74 76
Natural Resources and Conservation 59 59
History 46 8 54
Physical Sciences 33 11 10 54
English Language and Literature & Letters 46 3 49
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29 8 10 47
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 30 35
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 32 33
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 29 29
Philosophy and Religious Studies 17 17
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences
Grand Total842,572631883,375

A total of 2,656 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Maryland - Baltimore County.

At the master's and doctor's level 719 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate63%58%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

General info

Alternative namesUMBC
MottoAn Honors University in Maryland
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementUMBC 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.
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff2,092
Instructional FTE645
Research FTE141
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland, 21250
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Fax+1 (410) 455 1210

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