UMBC is an honors university where undergraduate students gain access to phenomenal professors, read great books and work with researchers at the top of their fields. Students take advantage of UMBC's renowned program in the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technology, humanities, and the visual and performing arts. Students choose UMBC
because of its commitment to diversity and its situation near some of the most politically and culturally important cities in the United States.
Below are just some of the features that set UMBC apart as an international- friendly university
U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges Guide recognizes UMBC as a national leader in higher education.
UMBC is number one among up-and-coming national universities- -"schools everyone should watch."
UMBC is number four for undergraduate teaching at national universities- -tied with Stanford just behind Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale
Student population ranked second "Most Diverse" in U.S. according to the Princeton Review.
Ideal setting on a suburban campus in the Baltimore-Washingto n corridor. Nearby points of interest include:
Baltimore Washington International Airport--5 minutes
Washington, D.C.--45 minutes
New York City--3 hours
One of the fastest-growing U.S. research universities in terms of funding (currently U.S. $87 million, up from U.S. $36 million in 1996). International admissions counselors and International Education Services Office work together to support international applicants and students and offer special programs including an international orientation for new F-1 students. International freshman applicants who
sit for the SAT exam are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
International applicants may apply for five Scholars Programs that combine financial awards with opportunities for advanced research, unique seminars, directed internships, and more.
Mid-sized suburban residential campus of 9,600 undergraduates and 2,600 graduate students. Undergraduates choose from 42 majors and 17 certificate programs and can participate in over 200 clubs and organizations supported by the Office of Student Life.
For more information:
800/UMBC-4-U- 2 (800/862-2482)
UMBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education;
the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, Inc.; and the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation
UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250