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Founded in 1963, University of Maryland-Baltimore County. is a Public college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 11,142 full time undergraduate students, and 2,498 full time graduate students.
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 535 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Maryland-Baltimore County include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UMBC are considered Selective, with ,57% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
85% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 52% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
182 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
126 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
197 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
204 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
204 Students rated class size 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
203 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
204 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
203 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
85 Students rated University of Maryland-Baltimore County
This school is very academically focused and the fast pace of classes can be challenging. However, many courses have tutoring resources or TAs that would aid in the understanding of specific topics. The food options are plentiful but the quality of the food ranges depending on where you get it from. The school is known to be empty so you should join organizations available on campus for a social life.
A lot of people say it's boring but it's really what you make it. If you compare it to the schools around it doesn't seem like much because we're so small but there's a really good culture here. The teachers are really good and actually care about what they're teaching and while the students are generally introverted they're very welcoming.
My opinion of UMBC is t at it is a nice school filled with professors, administrators, faculty, students, and events. It also shows that UMBC has done a good job of having a good campus, a good dormitory, good roommates, and good food. It even shows that it has nice classes that I like to take.
The school is really good! I feel like I've learned a lot, and I feel as if there are many opportunities to engage with other students and other interests unrelated to our majors. The food at the dining hall is okay, so I usually go to the Commons or the University Center to eat. Most of the res halls are good, but Susquehanna could use some work. So could some wings of Patapsco.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Maryland-Baltimore County is 56%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself three things:
1) Perspective: Take a minute every now and then to truly appreciate where you are now, because in as little as a year or two, your opinions, politics, and views will change. Things you could never imagine enjoying or supporting will become passions. However, you have so much to offer right now as a person, you should not be afraid to express yourself and grow.
2) Honesty: Be honest with yourself as much as with others. Not only should you speak truthfully, but know who you are and never pretend to be someone else. Acting and behaving how you think others would like you to only sets you up for failure.
3) Strengths/Weaknesses: Support your strengths, but, more importantly, know and ameliorate your weaknesses. If you only put yourself out there when you can apply your strengths, you become only situationally reliable. Allow yourself to fail and learn so that in the future you will be able to help others grow as well.
If I could talk to myself in high school, that is what I would advise myself. Unfortunately, the high school version of me would be too stubborn to listen.
My classmates are very competitive, but not at a cut throat level. Most of my classmates are outgoing, and everyone is extremely motivated and intelligent.
Academics at UMBC are held to a high standard. Professors are generally
very interested in their field of study and interested in sharing what
they know with their students. Many freshman courses are held in large
lecture hall students which afford students little face-to-face time with
their professors but as students declare majors and join departments it
becomes much easier to gain a personal knowledge with their professors.
Education at UMBC is very much geared towards job placement. There is an office on campus called the Shriver Center that schedules job fairs and brings employers to the campus to conduct interviews. They also manage a database of employers with internship or entry-level job opportunities.
UMBC has a great science and math departments. One of the reasons I chose UMBC was for its strong engineering program. Though other universities like College Park have great science and math departments, UMBC is smaller and more close knit. Smaller classes give students the opportunity to really connect with professors. I also like the fact that we're a very green and eco-conscious school.
1) a lot of minority students, especially Asian & African/African American students
2) UMBC Students are geeky: better in the classroom than on the courts/fields
3) UMBC Students are ugly
4) UMBC Students are smart and high-performing academically high-performing
I would say that the "worst" think about my school is the level of competitiveness. From talking to my hallmates in the Honors College, I've heard that most of them received a 4.0 GPA this first semester. Even if you do perfectly in a given semester, which is very hard to do with the rigor of the classes at UMBC, there are many others who have also done perfectly.
Most of UMBC's students are pursuing majors in biology, biochemistry, mechanical engineering and computer science which are truly demanding. Sucess in any college requires dedication to school work so it shouldn't be surprising that the most committed students don't have much time for the Animal House college experience. However, there are always parties to be found on campus so its usually just a matter of knowing the right people.
Although UMBC academics are most often represented by the school's engineering and science programs, the fine arts and music departments also offer fine programs and knowledgable professional faculty.
UMBC is truly a very diverse school. I'm constantly amazed by the variety of ethnicities and backgrounds students come from.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a culturally diverse institution which supports both the disciplines of the arts and the sciences.
When a school assigns credit hours to a class, they stand for hours of hard work taken out of your time. I wish I had known that I need to go back to my room after classes and re-read my notes and practice extra work in order to completely grasp the concepts my professors taught that day. By adjusting and realizing this fact, I'm beginning to put the credit hours to good use and really make the most out of my time. Quality is truly better than quantity when it comes to the time I devote to classes.
That fact that the professors push you to you limits to succeed.
UMBC is best known for the Meyerhoff prgram as well as the research that it conducts.
I always describe UMBC as the place where all the smartest students in the class go. To keep up with everyone you definitely have to be driven academically. This is not a school for wild a crazy experiences, parties and distractions. You will find people like you and build many relationships that will help you in the future.
Students seeking diversity (the school is one of the most diverse in the country) and the best bang-for-your-buck are suited for UMBC. Half of the student body lives off campus, but with so many commons areas, clubs, and activities, there is never a shortage of ways to meet others and gain wisdom and growth. There is a new arts center and everything is centrally located in a small area.
research and student government opportunities, nice people
science classes are very tough
The main reason I chose UMBC was because they offered me a very nice financial package. I also like the diversity of the campus, something that I did not experience in high school. There are also a ton of resources to help students prepare for their careers and further education. Plus it's close to home.
Although there are plenty of places to get work done and (likely) not get distracted (common lounges, hidden booths in the commons, vacant lecture halls, tables/booths in walkways inside almost every academic building), the best place is by far the library. The library offers places for whatever type of work you have to do as well as every type of personality. Different floors offer different noise levels (from general talking to absolute silence) as well as rooms for study groups and plenty of computers. They recently opened up a 24 hour area which have been freshly renovated and retrofitted. Giant white boards, personal tvs and a fantastic environment helped me cram for the first time, learning all that I needed for my Linear Algebra final in 5 hours the night before the exam.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
73% of students
attending University of Maryland-Baltimore County receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 40% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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