University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, Baltimore is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. It is defined by makers, explorers, doers and dreamers. Whatever is student?s passion, the university finds a program to truly challenge and excite students, while working side by side with phenomenal professors, accomplished mentors, and leading researchers. It is an incredible and diverse community, but what makes the university unique is the way everyone comes together to learn, solve problems, and just have fun. Maryland is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
The University offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. It emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. Whether students are just starting college, transferring from another school, or taking individual classes, they will have access to exceptional resources, stimulating teachers and individual attention. Faculty and students strive for the highest levels of accomplishment. In fields from classics and history to molecular biology and computer engineering, the students are closely mentored by professors who are recognized leaders in their fields.
The UMBC campus is ideally located minutes from downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and it is only 30 miles north of the nation's capital. Theatre, sports, museums, aquaria, zoos, botanical gardens, restaurants, historic monuments, national treasures, national and regional libraries, research institutes, operas and symphonies are all within a short drive of the campus.
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