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UMBC Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


UMBC in Autumn

UMBC in Autumn

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UMBC Description:

UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is a comprehensive public university located just 15 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. The college offers undergraduates 42 majors and 41 minors. UMBC has been recognized for the quality of its teaching, and in 2010 it was ranked as the #1 "up-and-coming" national university by U.S. News & World Report. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, UMBC was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the UMBC Retrievers compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,908 (11,136 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Scholarships for UMBC (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,068 (in-state); $21,642 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,716
  • Other Expenses: $2,778
  • Total Cost: $24,762 (in-state); $36,336 (out-of-state)

UMBC Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,068
    • Loans: $7,031

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Computer Science, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

umbc Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/mission.php

"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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