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Learn what degree and certificate programs the University of Baltimore offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About the University of Baltimore

The University of Baltimore is a 4-year, public school that was founded in 1925 to provide law and business education programs for working adults. Located in the city of the same name, Baltimore, Maryland, the school is located close to many major cities, including Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC.


The University of Baltimore offers degree and certificate programs through four colleges and schools, including the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Science, Merrick School of Business, School of Law, and College of Public Affairs. The institution also has a Rockville, MD, location, as well as multiple research institutes covering topics including teaching and learning, public policy, and professional ethics. Online and hybrid programs are available, as is an undergraduate honors program.


In 2011, the University of Baltimore admitted 32% of undergraduate applicants. Of these, 79% enrolled. Prospective undergraduates must submit a completed application form, transcripts, standardized test scores, and an essay. The university accepts applications and makes admissions decisions on a rolling basis. Qualifying scores on some Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests may be accepted for credit. Graduate students apply to a central location.

Over 90% of undergraduates were from Maryland in 2011, and the average age of undergraduates is nearly 30. The undergraduate student body includes 45% black or African American, 37% white, 4% Asian, and 2% Hispanic/Latino students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

In 2012-13, tuition was $5,846 for in-state students and $16,068 for out-of-state students. Each student is also assessed about $1,800 in fees annually, and books are estimate to cost an additional $1,400 per year. Scholarship opportunities and payment plan options are available for undergraduates. Graduate tuition varies according to program and residency status, and some graduate assistantship opportunities are available.

School Type 4-year, public*
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, post-baccalaureate certificate, master's, doctorate*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 3,257 undergraduates, 3,149 graduates in 2011*
Student Housing University housing professionals are available to help students find housing near campus**
Schools Four colleges and schools**
Student-Faculty Ratio 16 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-11:
Bachelor's: General business/commerce (275)
Master's: General business administration and management (193)
Doctorate: Law (294)*
Admission Rate 32% in 2011*
Entering Class 180 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 77% for full-time and 68% for part-time students*
ACT Score of Admitted Students Middle 50% ACT scores: 16-20 in 2011*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions for regular decision**
Decision Notification Date Rolling admissions for regular decision**
Tuition Roughly $5,900 for in-state and $16,000 for out-of-state students in 2012-13 (does not include fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-11: Grant or scholarship aid (84%), Pell grants (51%), federal student loans (56%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 92% of full-time beginning undergraduates in 2010-11*

Sources: *IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics, **University of Baltimore.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Academic Center, Room 117, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Phone: (410) 837-4777
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