You’ve Got Big Dreams.

At UMBC, we’ll reach together to help you achieve them. Great things happen when you’re part of a community that believes in you. At UMBC, you’ll discover that your curiosity and determination know no limits. Our collaborative culture will both support and challenge you to push boundaries and make big breakthroughs.

Are you ready to find yourself at UMBC?

Our Response to COVID-19

Our top priority is to support you while keeping you and our community safe and healthy. Here’s a quick glance at how we’re responding to COVID-19:

No matter what, we’re #UMBCTogether.

UMBC is Test-Optional for 2022

Due to the circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, UMBC has adopted a test-optional admission program for the 2021 and 2022 application cycles. If you have any test scores (ACT, SAT, AP, IB, etc.) you feel are good indicators of your academic ability, we invite you to send those to us. If you do not have those scores or do not feel they are good indicators of your academic ability, you will not be penalized if you choose not to submit them. 

“UMBC is a place where the student experience is about finding your passion and exploring issues that matter, in the classroom and the community.”

— Princeton Review

Apply to UMBC

Whether you are just starting college, transferring from another school, or taking individual classes, at UMBC you will have access to exceptional resources, stimulating teachers, and individual attention.

Visit UMBC

Visit campus and hear from admissions staff about our admissions requirements, scholarships, academic programs and more.

UMBC ranks in the top ten on the closely watched Most Innovative Schools list for “making the most promising innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, and campus life.” And for another consecutive year, UMBC tops the list for an “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching,” as one of the nation’s top universities overall on the Best National Universities list.

— U.S. News & World Report 2019


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