Undergraduate Admissions

Are you ready to find yourself at UMBC?

You’ve got big dreams. We’ll help you reach them.

UMBC At a Glance

Top 3.3%

of Universities Worldwide


Countries Represented


of Employed Undergraduate Degree Recipients are in Positions Directly Related to Their Career Goals


At UMBC, It's Cool to be Smart

As a part of RetrieverNation, you’ll work side-by-side with professors who are recognized nationally not only for their expertise but for their commitment to undergraduate teaching. Here, you’ll build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in whatever you set out to do.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS)

If you want to ask the questions fundamental to human existence -- who are we? where have we been? what matters? -- CAHSS can help you open doors.

College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT)

If you’re a problem solver who is constantly asking “what’s next” and wants to tackle modern technological challenges, you’ll find your place in COEIT. 

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS)

If you’re an explorer who wants to ask big questions and search for big discoveries, CNMS will give you the chance to test the waters and make big breakthroughs. 

Other Areas of Study

You’ll find your passion at UMBC, whether you pursue Management of Aging Studies through the Erickson School, Social Work through our partnership with the University of Maryland, or Pre-professional Programs from Accounting to Veterinary Medicine. And, if you’d prefer to chart your own course, our Individualized Study Program will give you the chance to design a major tailored to your interests. 

Top Employers

Here are just a few of the organizations who often recruit our students and alumni:

You'll Make Your Own Adventure

Your UMBC experience is what you make it. We’ve got the map, but you’ll build your own path. From our 250+ clubs and student organizations to study abroad and service-learning, there’s something for you. One evening you could be playing Humans vs. Zombies and the next cheering on one of UMBC’s 17 Division I sports teams. Here you can help save the Earth, experience new cultures, and make lifelong friends — all in the same day.

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When you choose UMBC, you’re choosing a school that consistently receives top rankings from places like U.S. News & World ReportForbesTimes Higher Education, and the Wall Street Journal. We’re proud of those accolades, but we earned them because we were already working hard for our students.

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