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University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

UMBC is proud to be recognized as a global leader in the education of international students. Every year, we welcome students coming from more than 100 countries across the globe. UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture.
  • Times Higher Education has recognized UMBC as one of the top universities in the U.S. and the world, as well as a leader in global social and economic impact.
  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore County values safety, cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility, lifelong learning, equity, and civic engagemen


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County was born amid the turbulent swirl of the 1960s, and we had to cut our own path in a field of older, established institutions.


UMBC offers 55 majors and 35 minors, as well as 24 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences. UMBC’s Graduate School offers 41 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 24 graduate certificate programs. Programs are offered in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, information technology, aging services, life sciences, psychology, public policy, and a host of other fields.


From modest beginnings, with some of our initial external research awards secured in the mid 1990’s, we have grown into a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity, as designated by the current Carnegie Classification, which places us among the top 220 research universities in the Nation with FY 2016 research expenditures approaching $80 Million. According to the current NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey, we are ranked #151 in federal research and development expenditures.


The Career Center also serves UMBC alumni as they grow in their careers or transition to new ones, and we create partnerships with local and national employers to provide outstanding talent. We collaborate with UMBC faculty and staff to provide students for internships and other positions, in addition to career planning, job search, and professional/graduate school preparatory assistance for students.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
711 90
801 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
759 -15
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

○       The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is dedicated to supporting and facilitating global academic initiatives by advancing the international exchange of students, scholars and faculty and by providing leadership in intercultural learning through study abroad.

Housing services

Residential Life provides facilities, services, and programs that support the academic mission of the institution and enhance the quality of life for students that live on campus. Residential Life staff encourages the personal, social, academic, and leadership development of resident students and prepare them to be active and responsible citizens within the UMBC community and beyond.

Library services

Did you know that the Library loans laptops and a variety of audio and video equipment? Laptops are available at the Check Out Desk. For everything else, head up to the Digital Media Lab (DML) on the 2nd floor - all equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology has approximately 80 full time staff members and over 100 UMBC students that work each day to support the mission of UMBC through the delivery of IT services to the campus.

Medical services

UMBC is committed to providing students with the resources they need to have a healthy, well-balanced, and successful UMBC experience. College isn’t just about test scores and accolades; it’s also about personal discovery and growth. To support students on their journeys, UMBC provides a range of resources for physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing.

Campus life

The Commons is UMBC’s one-stop student center, featuring a food court, restaurant, full-service bank, bookstore, performance spaces and game room. High-speed wireless technology makes it easy to plug in to the campus network and the Internet.

Sports facilities

UMBC features 17 Division I men’s and women’s sports, and our scholar-athletes are known for combining their passion for athletics with their commitment to education. UMBC teams have earned several America East championship titles in recent years, including in swimming/diving, basketball, and soccer.

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Student Organizations

  • Academic & Departmental (30)
  • Arts & Media (13)
  • Career & Professional (29)
  • Cultural & Ethnic (28)
  • Governance (4)
  • Fraternity & Sorority (19)
  • Hobbies & Interests (27)
  • Honors & Recognition (7)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


Catonsville, Maryland, United States

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