166in the National Universities rankings by U.S. News & World Report
9Ninth Most Innovative School, by the U.S. News & World Report
45Minutes from the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.
79in the Top Public Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report

University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) inclusive culture combines innovative learning, interdisciplinary research and civic engagement. Academic excellence is steered towards knowledge advancement, economic prosperity and social justice. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it #9 in its Most Innovative Schools list.

As an Honors University, UMBC offers academically talented students a solid undergraduate foundation in the liberal arts that prepares them for higher learning, for professional careers, for community service or for leadership roles. In the graduate level, the university focuses on science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy. UMBC has 48 majors, 38 minors and 25 certificate programs across the arts & humanities, engineering & IT, the natural sciences as well as the social sciences.

The university is a dynamic community with state-of-the-art facilities that make learning fun and innovative. It ensures attention from an experienced faculty of scholars so each student’s development is monitored well. Students are given opportunities to collaborate with professors, mentors and researchers.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County is an EduCo International partner university.

  • "It was a tough time. I almost lost hope of pursuing my higher education abroad but Geetha was always there to help me when I needed. She helped me defer my admission to the spring semester. She prepared me more for the visa interview by setting up several mock interviews. With Geetha’s help, I was finally able to get my visa. I arrived in the U.S. in time for orientation. To my surprise, I found Jill there. And to my even bigger surprise, I was welcomed with a big, warm hug from Jill. She remembered me, by name, even after four months had passed since our brief meeting in India. To someone who had come thousands of miles away from home, away from family and friends, that hug meant a lot. It felt like being welcomed to a second home. It was at that moment I knew I had made the right choice of selecting UMBC."

    - Suhas Gopalappa, India Master of Science in Computer Engineering

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