University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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world rank  329

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University Overview

Founded in 1966, University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Baltimore (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 54 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UMBC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UMBC
Founded 1966
Motto An Honors University in Maryland
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore
21250 Maryland
United States
Tel +1 (410) 455 1000
Fax +1 (410) 455 1210

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore 21250
(410) 455 2291
800 862 2482

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Library
University of Maryland-Baltimore County's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 698,859 physical volumes, 26,036 physical media, 15,010 digital/electronic medium and 388 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Maryland, Baltimore County provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,990 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland (USM)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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