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What makes being a Retriever so amazing?

Whether you're an Explorer, Maker, Solver, Thinker, or Uniter – or a combination of all five – you'll feel right at home at UMBC. Scroll down to learn more.

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#10, 9, & 8

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

EXCITING COLLEGE TOWN – Craving culture...or an amazing meal? How about a ball game? Museums, theaters, performance halls, clubs, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, and professional sports are right around the corner to test your mind, challenge your creativity – and make sure you have plenty of good times. Although with so much to do on campus, why leave?

EASY ACCESS – Nestled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and minutes from airports, trains and bus routes, UMBC’s beautiful campus is perfectly situated to help you explore your passions – and put your grit to work.

CAREER NETWORK – Not only does the Baltimore/Washington corridor brim with internships and job opportunities, you’ll also find tens of thousands of Retriever alums nearby to help you get a foot in the door. A little grit goes a long way at UMBC.

#7

A NEW MODEL IN EDUCATION...

Whatever your passion, at UMBC you’ll find a prestigious academic program with a reputation to truly challenge and excite you. Don’t know what you want to study yet? Whether you’re an Explorer, a Maker, a Solver, a Uniter, or a Thinker, UMBC’s mentoring and guidance can help you figure it out. Plus, we’re always looking to the future, so you’ll be prepared for grad school or a career – or both!

#6

...FOR AN AMAZING VALUE

There’s a reason UMBC has been selected by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a “Best Value” and the Fiske Guide to Colleges as a “Best Buy”. Our students get an amazing bang for their buck, earning a top-notch education while graduating with less debt than many of our competitors.

#5

PROFESSORS WHO KNOW YOUR NAME...

U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly recognized UMBC professors for their incredible commitment to teaching. So, what does that mean for you? It means small classes and plenty of one-on-one time with academic all-stars whose first concern is you. Click here for smart advice from UMBC professors that will challenge and inspire you!

#4

...AND TAKE YOU BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

And, speaking of commitment, that professor-student relationship doesn’t stop when class is over. At UMBC, you’ll find opportunities not only to team up on research and creative projects, but to explore even further through amazing internships. Cross-collaboration between fields of study results in an experiential, interdisciplinary learning environment, creating active learners prepared for a multi-dimensional workforce.

#3

A COMMUNITY OF RETRIEVER BELIEVERS...

Welcome to the House of Grit, a land of black and gold where one afternoon you’re playing Humans vs. Zombies, and the next cheering on one of UMBC’s 17 Division I sports teams. Where you can help save the Earth, experience new cultures and make lifelong friends – all in the same day.

#2

...WHO CHANGE THE WORLD EVERY DAY

Want to make a lasting mark? Through classes, clubs, internships and research opportunities, UMBC lets you follow your passion through to practice. And, with more than 70,000 alumni touching lives through their work every day, you’ll be part of a proud tradition of service that’s uniquely UMBC.

#1

UMBC BELIEVES IN YOU

UMBC is a community built around students of all types. Whoever you are, whatever your interests, you’ll find friends and professors here who will share your passions – and broaden your perspective. You can be yourself – and become your best self – at UMBC. We can’t wait for you to join the House of Grit!

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