University of Maryland--Baltimore County

UMBC is a distinguished public research university that combines the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university and the social responsibility of the public university. As an Honors University in Maryland, UMBC attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have access to professors working on the cutting edge of their disciplines. With recent national recognition for its diversity, affordability and student mentoring, UMBC has been cited as the #1 up-and-coming "school to watch" and #6 in undergraduate teaching at national universities, and one of the top 5 "most innovated schools" in the nation. UMBC also has been recognized nationally for providing students with outstanding opportunities for undergraduate research and creative projects. The nationally acclaimed Meyerhoff Scholars science program and other outstanding scholars programs in public affairs, arts, humanities, education, and information systems contribute to a community of learners, while the many clubs, arts events, lectures and Division I sports create a lively campus. UMBC is well-known for its undergraduate research initiatives, including financial support for undergraduate research; publication in the UMBC Review; and opportunities to work alongside world-class faculty. With 14,000 students from more than 100 countries, the residential campus is in the heart of the nations political center, 10 minutes from Baltimore and 30 minutes from Washington, DC. The location offers excellent access to cultural venues as well as internships in federal labs and the public and private sectors. UMBC graduates attend the nations finest graduate and professional schools and are leaders in the arts, humanities, science, engineering, information technology, human services, and government both regionally and nationally. U.S. News and World Report has named UMBC a national leader both in innovation and undergraduate teaching.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1966 N/A 4-1-4 $83.0 million 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (410) 455-1000
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38 100.0 Maryland Baltimore 1086 1050 163