Follow your passions and find yourself, your people, and your path. From student clubs and organizations to study abroad and service-learning opportunities, there’s something for you.
The Best of All Worlds
Nestled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., our beautiful 500-acre campus is perfectly situated to help you explore your passions. World-class museums, performance venues, restaurants, as well as excellent biking and hiking trails are all just around the corner.
- 4 miles from BWI
- 15 minutes from Downtown Baltimore
- 45 minutes from Washington, D.C.
- 2 hours from Philadelphia
- 3 hours from New York City
Where You’ll Live
Join more than 4,000 students living on campus and find a cozy space to call your own. Take a peek in our residence halls.
With more than 20 places to eat on campus, and tons of great local eateries, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Life at UMBC-Shady Grove Campus
UMBC-Shady Grove, though non-residential, offers a lively campus community. Students enjoy campus-specific clubs and organizations, access to the Campus Rec Center, dining options, an array of campus services, and the Priddy Library — all right in the heart of Rockville.
Explore UMBC-Shady Grove
What You’ll Do
Through Our Students’ Eyes
Get a virtual tour of UMBC like no other — through the personal experiences of our own students on UMBC’s episode of The College Tour.