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Why UMBC?

students15HRUMBC’S RANGE OF PROGRAMS WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED

UMBC boasts 42 majors and 41 minors, as well as 17 certificate programs spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences. And the Graduate School offers 39 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 21 graduate certificate programs in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, computer science, information technology, aging services, sciences, psychology, public policy and a host of other fields.

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LOCATION IS KEY

Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and just minutes from BWI International Airport and major railways, UMBC’s suburban campus is a vital contributor to the economic development of the state and region, as well as a great place to live and learn. UMBC’s proximity to major government and corporate partners, as well as its on-campus technology incubator, means you can take advantage of a wealth of research and internship opportunities – and get a head start on your future career.

OUR FACULTY ARE  INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED

Not only are UMBC’s faculty experts in their fields, they’re also terrific teachers. For five consecutive years, UMBC has been named one of the top national universities “where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” UMBC was ranked #6 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Guide’s list of schools with the “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” along with such universities as Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Brown.

CampusViewbookWork-3214HROUR STUDENTS CARE ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM

Come to UMBC, and you’ll see just how seriously our students take their studies and their commitment to learning about each others’ perspectives, cultures and experiences – both through our extensive study abroad program, and our many culturally-driven clubs and classes. Our students are interested in the world around them – and UMBC’s community supports them.

UMBC WILL MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME

UMBC provides a number of resources to help international students, faculty and staff succeed both academically and socially. From the English Language Institute (which provides language education) to the International Education Services office (which offers activities, services, resources and advising for international students, faculty and staff) and others, UMBC looks forward to welcoming you to our community.