Located on 530 wooded acres in suburban Baltimore, UMBC has over 11,200 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, as well as an alumni network of over 77,000.
UMBC is just 15 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. BWI Airport is five minutes away, as are AMTRAK and light rail stations. University-run Shuttle buses provide regular transportation to points in the surrounding area and Baltimore City.
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.
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More than 400 student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. The UMBC Retrievers participate in the America East Conference. UMBC’s mascot is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the school’s spirit colors are black and gold.
UMBC is consistently ranked highly for undergraduate teaching, the value of the education it provides, and other attributes. According to U.S. News rankings, UMBC is a national leader in teaching and innovation, the university is among the top 10 Best Colleges for 2019, and UMBC’s graduate programs are some of the best in the nation for 2020. Read more at https://news.umbc.edu/tag/rankings.
UMBC offers 49 majors and 38 minors, as well as 25 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies, and social sciences.
UMBC’s Graduate School offers over 40 master’s degree programs, 20 doctoral degree programs, and 15 graduate certificate programs. Programs are offered in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, information technology, aging services, life sciences, psychology, public policy, and a host of other fields.
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250