University of Maryland-Baltimore County Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


The best thing about UMBC is that I had the opportunity to expand my perspective of the world, science, and academia. I gained many skills at this institution that many of my other friends that attended other universities did not. Also, I had the luxury of meeting and befriending international students because a lot of international students attend UMBC. I was able to develop an understanding with others from different ethnic backgrounds which is an invaluable experience for me. Finally, I improved a great deal in my understanding of mathematics because of UMBC which is also invaluable.


The best thing about UMBC is that there's countless number of opportunities such as research, internships, fellowships, jobs which is good because it's better to know what you want to do early in your college career. Also, it's a lot of networking which takes place at UMBC which is an excellent thing being that you should start making relations now for later.

Jacqueline A.

The diversity here is very cool. Everyday I see different races and cultures here.


Everyone is so welcoming and also so easy to talk to. It doesn't matter whether or not you are talking to professors, faculty, or other students, everything is just very cohesive and makes a comfortable envirnment to learn.


The best thing about this school is the campus events. The Student Events Board works hard to provide our campus with friendly, fun events that bring together our campus residents. They are clean fun and they usually include lots of glow sticks and some form of outside entertainment. Personally, I love the comedy shows as well as the Open Mic Nights that showcase the talents of the UMBC community by allowing them to perform in front of their peers. They are so much fun!


The school is small, so getting around is easy. Class sizes are generally small unless you're taking biology or chem 101, which means you have plenty of opportunity to approach your professors, which I highly recommend. The faculty is always willing to help you (regardless of department) if you show some initiative. Also, Baltimore is a pretty cool town when you get to know it. The campus is usually safe, and you can always find something to do in town. If nothing else, get to know your professors because they care about your progress.


The most unique aspect of UMBC is that it is still developing. It's such a young, growing institution and I'm constantly surprised by administration's openness to student ideas that have the potential to improve the school. The administration's extreme willingness and desire to partner with students to make UMBC better is really unique to the institution.


We don't have a football team!! As surprising as that sounds, I prefer it this way.


I consider the diversity of the students one of the best things about this school. The diversity of this campus includes not only diversity of race, ethnicity, and culture, but diversity of views. UMBC does a good job at allowing the many views of students to be heard.


The best thing about my school is the teachers. They really want to see you succeed and help you really learn what you are interested in.


It offers my major, and Biology is funded very well


Professors, Extracurricular activities, Cyber Defense Team, and Student Faculty/staff interaction.


The best thing about UMBC has to be the diversity. I went to high school in a small town where everyone was either black or white. At UMB, there is every type of person imaginable and they all bring something different to the school. All the different types of people are refreshing and it feels more like the real world than my town ever did.


This is truly a trick question when it comes to UMBC. Diversity, the professors, the positive attitudes of the student body, and President Hrabowski are among the top competitors, though. With so many different kinds of people on campus, it's impossible to not find something or someone that really makes your time here worthwhile. There's always a fun event going on, or a professor to spend one-on-one time with you. Being on campus just feels right to me, and I believe it's because of the people around me.


UMBC has many people to help you along your journey, they are friendly and egar to help you.


That fact that the professors push you to you limits to succeed.


I like how much faculty is willing to work with you.


The best thing about my school are the people I get to meet because they are so informative and helpful.


The ethnic diversity. This school has so much diversity which makes it a fun and an attractive campus. People are more open minded about accepting others for who they are, not what they believe in. It's an honor to be with this group of individuals.


Strong emphasis on research and internships, adds to the overall learning and growing experience. Applicable to the hard sciences.


The friends I made there.


I like the fact that I cn live off-campus but still feel as though I am part of the academic community.


VERY FRIENDLY! campus is welcoming


Its diversity and willing to accept new challenges


Academically challenging


in maryland


diversity everyone is nice career driven academic excelence


The diversity because it helps you interact with people of various backgrounds and experiences.


It is one of the most diverse higher level educational facilities. It is a great way to see what is in the world.


its students- I have made many wonderful friends due to the diversity of people who go to UMBC, and for that I am thankful.


The best thing is the oppurtunities to be the individual you are without feeling too much pressure to conform to everyone else.


The fact that my major was very small was the best thing about my school because I got more attention in class than the average UMBC student.