University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD

About University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) was founded in 1807. The university offers courses and degree programs with a research and technology focus. Its offerings include degree and certificate programs in the health sciences, law and social work at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. According to UMB's website, the programs offered at this university train the majority of Maryland's dentists, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, lawyers and social workers.


UMB comprises six professional schools, as well as a graduate school that offers interdisciplinary programs. Together, the schools offer 44 degree programs. The university's most popular programs are those for registered nurses and dental hygienists for undergraduates. At the graduate levels, the most popular programs are nursing sciences, social work and law. Two libraries serve students at UMB. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library are both located on the Baltimore campus, along with the Dental School Learning Center.


Admissions policies at the University of Maryland in Baltimore vary based on the program. Students should check with the department they plan on applying to for further information about deadlines, applications and required paperwork. According to U.S. News and World Report, the university has an acceptance rate of 57%.

The undergraduate population at University of Maryland in Baltimore is 83% female. Ethnically, 57% of the students are white, 17% are black, and 14% are of Asian descent. The majority of students, which was 70% in 2010, attend full-time.

In 2010, approximately 800 students applied to UMB's graduate school. Those interested in graduate school should note that they will need to apply to a particular program, and they should contact that department for application deadlines and requirements.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at UMB varies for in-state and out-of-state students, as well as by program. In addition to tuition, students may be responsible for fees including student government, transportation, student activities and facilities fees. These, again, tend to vary by department. Keeping in mind that specific tuition varies by program, an average cost for full-time tuition for undergraduates in 2011 was $7,297 per year for Maryland residents and $25,757 for non-residents.

For graduate school, an average full-time tuition was $10,637 for Maryland residents and $23,293 for non-residents. Graduate assistantships are available for those students who are eligible.

School Type Public, 4-year*
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's, post-master's certificate, doctorate*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 731 undergraduates, 5,664 graduates in 2011*
Student Housing On-campus apartments are available**
Schools and Programs Seven colleges; 44 degree programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 8 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Registered Nursing (301)
Master's: Social Work (381)
Doctorate: Law (295)*
Admission Rate 57% in 2011-2012***
Entering Class Size 1,865 in 2011**
Application Due Date Check with specific programs for deadlines**
Decision Notification Date Varies by department**
Tuition (2012) On average: $7,297 per year for Maryland residents, $25,757 for non-residents (tuition and fees for undergraduate students in 2011-2012)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Undergraduate Students Receiving it) In 2011:
Grant or scholarship (44%)
Pell grants (22%)
Federal loans (45%)*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **University of Maryland, Baltimore, ***U.S. News and World Report.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 620 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Phone: 410-706-3100
  • Website:

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