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Colleges / University of Maryland, Baltimore County

About UMD Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a public, state school that was founded in 1963. It is moderately difficult to get into UMD Baltimore County. The institution enrolls around 13,497 students a year, including 10,932 undergrads.

UMD Baltimore County offers early action and does not offer early decision.

UMD Baltimore County Acceptance Rate

Around 69% of applicants get into UMD Baltimore County each year. UMD Baltimore County admits 71% of students that apply early action. Out of 11,459 applications received in 2021, 7,962 students were offered admission .

UMD Baltimore County Application Deadlines

UMD Baltimore County's regular decision application deadline is February 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by December 15.

Early Admissions at UMD Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County does not offer early decision. UMD Baltimore County offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.9
Mean ACT score 27
In-State Tuition $8,704
Out-of-State $24,338

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to UMD Baltimore County.

Financial Aid at UMD Baltimore County

UMD Baltimore County meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UMD Baltimore County full-time are awarded $12,309 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at UMD Baltimore County

UMD Baltimore County offers housing for up to 4,000 students.

Most UMD Baltimore County students live off campus.

Quadmania (spring festival), Welcome Week, and and Homecoming are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UMD Baltimore County.

GPA and Test Scores for UMD Baltimore County

UMD Baltimore County is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at UMD Baltimore County is 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 27.

Does UMD Baltimore County Require the ACT or SAT?

UMD Baltimore County does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 93% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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UMD Baltimore County Waitlist

In 2021, 756 applicants were waitlisted and 712 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UMD Baltimore County a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMD Baltimore County

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMD Baltimore County, around 87% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,616 students who started at UMD Baltimore County as first-time freshman, 716 graduate within four years.

UMD Baltimore County's six-year graduation for undergrads is 70%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for UMD Baltimore County Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 69 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,500 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $25,655 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UMD Baltimore County sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMD Baltimore County a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for UMD Baltimore County?

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $111,687,592. For each full-time student, UMD Baltimore County spends about $12,096.

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Where is UMD Baltimore County?

UMD Baltimore County is located in the suburban setting of Baltimore, Maryland , less than an hour from Washington and DC.

If you want to see UMD Baltimore County for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Baltimore, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMD Baltimore County and Baltimore are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

Campus Setting: Suburban

UMD Baltimore County Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMD Baltimore County is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMD Baltimore County is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UMD Baltimore County ACT Scores


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24 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMD Baltimore County is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into UMD Baltimore County. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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UMD Baltimore County Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMD Baltimore County is like? There are approximately 13,497 students enrolled at UMD Baltimore County, including 10,932 undergraduate students and 2,565 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from MD and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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