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University of Baltimore

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Founded in 1925, the University of Baltimore (UB) is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in the Mount Vernon Cultural District. UB became a state institution in 1975, and today it is a part of the University System of Maryland. As per the American Institute of Economic Research, Baltimore ranks seventh in a study of large American cities that are considered as the best places to attend college. The University of Baltimore is also among the institutions, cited by the Corporation for National and Community Service, in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2010).


The University of Baltimore offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through several academic divisions. The UB students acquire long-term learning skills which help them meet the challenges of a competitive career. UB is fully accredited by agencies like Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AALS (Association of American Law Schools), ABA (American Bar Association), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration).

The University offers undergraduate programs like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in diverse areas of studies such as civic engagement, interdisciplinary studies, government and public policy, history, jurisprudence, applied information technology, business administration, corporate communication, criminal justice, forensic studies, health systems management, management information systems, real estate and economic development.

UB awards graduate programs such as Master of Public Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts. It awards numerous graduate certificates, including accounting, business, technology commercialization, information design, and professional counseling. UB also offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration.

Schools and Colleges:

The University of Baltimore offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs through the following academic schools and colleges: Robert G. Merrick School of Business, School of Law, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Public Affairs.

UB Online:

The University of Baltimore offers online courses through a virtual campus known as UBOnline. It is administered by the e-Learning Center (eLC), which manages the e-learning environment at UB and maintains the fully online and web-enhanced courses. Sakai is the fully-featured courseware-management system that enables technology-supported teaching, research, learning, and collaboration for online education.

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Each year, the University enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduates. Freshman students seeking admission must complete the entire application form, and send the official high-school transcripts along with ACT/ SAT score. Transfer students seeking admission must also send all their previous official transcripts to the institute along with completed application form.

UB welcomes international students from across the world. Students must follow the international student application requirements. Those who belong to a non-English speaking country must have to take English proficiency test or TOEFL.

Financial Aid

The University of Baltimore believes in providing financial aid for students who are unable to meet their educational expenses. All applicants seeking monetary assistance must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. UB offers financial aid in the form of diverse programs such as grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans. The federal and state grants offered to the students are Federal Pell Grant and Federal SEOG. Scholarships include Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship, B. Davis Scholarship, Ted Keys Undergrad Scholarship, John L. Carey Scholarship, and AICPA/Acountemps Scholarship.

The University also offers loans to the students seeking financial help. This is the type of financial aid that needs to be returned with interest. Some of the loans offered at UB are Federal Perkins, Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Direct Graduate Plus, and Federal Parent Plus. They also offer work-study programs for students who wish to take up part-time jobs to pay for college.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4424th for the average student loan amount.
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The student life scene at the University of Baltimore is packed with several events and activities. The Student Government Association at UB acts as the student voice in all matters concerning the campus experience at UB. This organization represents all registered students by meeting and developing partnerships with administrators, hosting the town forums, and collaborating on various events. Students can choose from more than 50 active student-owned clubs and organizations which include honor societies, academic interest groups, and special interest groups on diverse activities, hobbies and more. Greek life also has its presence on the campus through fraternities and sororities such as Alpha Chi, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Mu Kappa Tau, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Theta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center at the campus coordinates all student life related activities on campus. They organize the popular student government block party, keynote speakers, social events, and various other cultural opportunities. The Student Center is the central place for students. It houses the bookstore, food services, student government and organization offices, and study lounges.

Media and Publications:

The UB Post is the monthly student newspaper that serves the purpose of keeping the student population informed of the upcoming campus activities. The University of Baltimore Magazine is published twice each year.

Campus Facilities:

The Langsdale Library is the main library of the campus, offering a wide range of books, magazines, videos and special collections. It also features a quiet place to study before your exams. If you are a law student then you’ll be served well by the UB’s Law Library resources and staff. Other important buildings in the campus are the Academic Center, the Charles Royal Building, John and Frances Angelos Law Center, the Student Center, and the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center. The University of Baltimore also offers decent housing options for the students in their several on-campus residence halls and apartments, backed by modern amenities.

The University’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center feature modern facilities of a well-appointed fitness center and more. The Center’s exercise facilities include state-of-art training machines, Nautilus equipments, separate rooms for free weights, spinning and plyometrics. There are also several on-campus sports facilities such as racquetball courts, basketball court, aerobic studio, personal training and group classes. The center also is home to the UB’s growing intramurals and sports club programs. The sports teams are nicknamed as Super Bees. Their colors are Blue and Green.

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Student Graduation Demographics


  • Peter Angelos, Owner of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Sheryl Davis Kohl, Former Member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Jeffrey Kluger, Noted Senior Writer for TIME Magazine
  • Stan White – Retired NFL Player

Additional School Information

UB students can easily access the various points of interest located close to the campus. These attractions include the Inner Harbor, the Lyric Opera House, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).


  • University of Baltimore. 2011.
  • Hollowak, Thomas L. University of Baltimore: The College history series. Arcadia Publishing, 2000. Print.

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Ranks 19th in Maryland and 1111th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Maryland and 173rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 11 0.17
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 12 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.08
Arrest 5 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,891 0.78
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 196 0.03
Forcible Rape 341 0.05
Robbery 3,457 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,615 1.37
Larceny 17,010 2.71
Vehicle theft 4,199 0.67

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Baltimore, MD 21201-5720
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population15,097 (15,097 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,987 (1.66 people per house)
Median Household Income$16,148
Families2,078 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (other field)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2407

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2267th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,992 $5,992 $15,660
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,846 $1,846 $1,846
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $274 $274 $864
FT Graduate Tuition $12,078 $12,078 $16,848
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $671 $671 $936
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $9,238 $9,238 $17,688
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,588 $27,588 $36,038
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $19,888 $19,888 $28,338

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $25,014 $37,668
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,870 $1,870

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,500 $7,646 $7,500 $7,646 $17,400 $17,914
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $14,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,700 $6,100
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $13,200 $12,600

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$30
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 695 (259 male / 436 female)
Admitted 507 (179 male / 328 female)
Admission rate 73%
First-time Enrollment 251 (98 male / 153 female)
FT Enrollment 246 (96 male / 150 female)
PT Enrollment 5 (2 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment6,518

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

ACT Test Admission

Applicants submitting ACT results 5%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0

SAT Test Admission

1099th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 92%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 530
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 410 / 510
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 840 / 1040

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 44 430 31 66 1 552 72 1,225
Accounting 7 4 2 10 1 24
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Adult Development and Aging
American Government and Politics (United States) 15 1 5 21
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence 1 8 1 1 18 3 32
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3 4 3 27 2 41
Business Administration and Management, General 13 18 4 16 1 92 11 158
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General 7 76 6 18 115 19 243
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 1
Community Organization and Advocacy 3 2 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 4 1 9
Counseling Psychology 3 3 6
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Creative Writing 2 21 4 27
Criminal Justice/Police Science 27 1 3 40 4 77
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Design and Applied Arts, Other 14 1 2 27 1 46
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 2 3
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 7 2 13 2 25
Dispute Resolution 1 21 1 7 1 32
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 1 8 1 15
Environmental Studies 1 1
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
Forensic Science and Technology 8 2 8 1 19
Health Services Administration 4 54 2 9 18 4 92
History, General 6 1 14 1 22
Human Services, General 41 1 1 11 2 58
Information Science/Studies 1 8 1 12 3 25
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs 1 1 2
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 4 24 2 2 16 1 51
Library and Information Science
Management Information Systems, General 1 5 1 2 9
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18 1 11 1 33
Operations Management and Supervision
Psychology, General 11 1 11 1 25
Psychology, Other 7 14 23
Public Administration 2 36 3 22 4 69
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Real Estate 3 3 2 8
Tax Law/Taxation 1 4 7
Taxation 1 1 8 2 12
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 230th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $98,951 ($105,256 male / $90,371 female)
Number of FT Faculty 197 (111 male / 86 female)
Number of PT Faculty 430
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $7,074,379

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