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Study at University of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland Baltimore County, also referred to as UMBC, is a public coeducational research university. It is located in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, within the community of Cantonsville. The school was established in the year 1966. It grants admission to over 8, 000 students every year. The school offers degree courses in mathematics, science, fine arts, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

University of Maryland Baltimore County's sports teams are known as the UMBC Retrievers. The school's official mascot goes by the name of “True Grit”. It is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever which is the state dog of Maryland. The students are offered sports programs in track and field, basketball, and baseball. Various club sports such as ice hockey, sky diving, sailing, tennis, rowing, and martial arts are also sponsored by the university.

Profile of University of Maryland Baltimore County

UM Baltimore County is in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. UM Baltimore County issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include mathematics, science, fine arts, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

UM Baltimore County Selectivity

Not all applicants to UM Baltimore County are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 640 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 560 to 660 in 2007.


The most successful professors at UM Baltimore County are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 12, 041 students study at UM Baltimore County .

Student Life

The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at UM Baltimore County can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in America East athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences and engineering. Within a strong interdisciplinary framework, UMBC programs link the cultures of the sciences, social sciences, visual and performing arts and humanities, and the professions. 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. "

UM Baltimore County Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts629economics, political science, history, sociology, English, American studies, foreign language and literature, interdisciplinary studies, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering555information science, computer science, computer engineering, computer services management
Science356biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, physics, chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, physics courses, biochemistry, . . .
Therapy and Counselling267psychology, psychology courses, child psychology, physical therapy
Education and Teaching166education, curriculum and instruction, special ed
Engineering129mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering
Family and Social Work122social work, public policy analysis, public administration, family and consumer science
Fine Arts109fine arts studies
Mathematics62mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31EMT paramedic, pre-nursing
Conservation and Resource Management28environmental science, environmental studies, forestry
Medicine28health professions, gerontology, neuroscience, pre-dentistry, medical preparatory, pre-veterinary, pre-med
Business and Management26managerial economics, accounting, labor relations, business administration, finance, CIO training, business, business and related services, . . .
Drama and Performing Arts18acting, dance, drama
Music14music, various music studies
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, ethics
Design7design and applied arts
Art Studies5visual and performing arts
Medical Support and Technology0pre-pharmacy, medical lab tech, optometric tech, radiation therapist, dental hygienist, medical staff tech
Media0mass communication
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0recreation and leisure studies
Architecture and Planning0architecture
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Contact: UM Baltimore County

University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

General Phone: (410) 455-1000


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