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College Deliberately: University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in a suburb of Baltimore, MD. It is known for Biology/Biological Sciences, Psychology and Information Science/Studies.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

place 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
phone Phone: (410) 455-1000
web Web: http://umbc.edu/
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County is also known as:
    University of Maryland-Baltimore County, UMBC

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
University of Maryland – Baltimore County Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accredited 1966-07-01 2025-11-30
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Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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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.

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Student Centeredness

1.6 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
8% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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University of Maryland-Baltimore County is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
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Lacrosse Men’s 46
Swimming and Diving Women’s 40
Baseball Men’s 38

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Tuition for University of Maryland-Baltimore County is in the 28.8 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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A subreddit dedicated to the brothers, both active and alumni, of the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity.
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