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The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is the oldest public medical school in the United States. The school began as a college of medicine back in 1807. Over time, other schools were added. The school of law started in 1824 and the dental school started in 1840. The dental school is considered the oldest school of dentistry in the country. The school of pharmacy began the next year in 1841. The next school, the school of nursing came along later in 1889. Later, Louisa Parsons brought the training she received as a colleague of Florence Nightingale to UMB in 1898. In 1918, the graduate school was initiated and the last addition, the school of social work opened its doors in 1961.


According to the U.S. News and World Report, UMB’s schools rank among the top 10 in nursing, law, medicine, and pharmacy and the school of social work at UMB ranks 18th in the nation. All of these schools are located in the 65 buildings which make up the UMB campus, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Most Popular Fields of Study


UMB schools each have their own department and requirements for enrollment. For example, the school of dentistry requires each applicant apply by taking the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service or AADSAS. The application deadline is usually the beginning of each year.

The Graduate school requires applicants to have a minimum of a 4.0 GPA, a completed online or paper application, a set of official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate study, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of the students’ academic goals and areas of research interest. The Graduate School typically requires prospective students to provide Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores for admission to graduate programs. These scores are used as a part of the data on which the school bases its admission decisions.

The school of nursing is the most popular area on the UMB campus and offers an orientation to assist prospective students in becoming familiar with the admission process and in choosing the best options. Because the nursing program is very popular, admission into the program is also very competitive. Students are required to have a minimum cumulative average GPA of 3.0, complete an application, provide official transcripts, standardized test scores, and submit additional information as outlined by the Office of Admissions. The deadline for submission of all application information must be adhered to, as late applications will not be considered.

Each discipline or program applications have their own application deadlines. All applications require an application fee.

Financial Aid

Many opportunities are available to assist prospective and current UMB students financially in order to achieve their educational goals. Much like the admissions process, each school offers its own scholarships and has its own set of requirements when applying for financial assistance. All incoming students are considered for UMB merit scholarships which are awarded based on information given on applications. Merit scholarships are offered to full time students only. Students are encouraged to apply for federal assistance by filling out a FAFSA application. The state of Maryland offers scholarships which help with tuition costs and are usually based on the data contained on an applicant’s FAFSA application. Out of state students can also apply.

The Clinical Scholars Program is offered in conjunction with area health care facilities. Qualified students are given the opportunity to complete their emphasis practicum under the guidance of a clinical director and receive tuition support for their final year of school. Once participants of the Clinical Scholars Program graduate, they are then able to work for one to three years in the supporting health care institution. Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and who are enrolled in their final practicum course are notified of their eligibility just prior to the beginning of their final semester of study. Work Study programs are also available which serve as a kind of paid internship where a portion of the cost to attend UMB is paid and upon graduation, graduates are employed by one of the partner institutions of UMB. UMB receives grants and research awards that are invested back into its students, staff and community. Thus, only 10% of the UMB income derives from tuition from students.

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Each school within the University of Maryland Baltimore has its own set of alumnus, alumni events, and ways to connect with current students and students of the past. For example, the school of dentistry has an annual reunion each year that lasts an entire weekend. The event honors one distinguished alumni and recognizes all new faculty members, as well as any accomplishments the school may have earned over the past year.

The school of law at UMB has a number of notable alumni. Some of the 20 recipients noted in the Daily Record for doing great things in the state of Maryland before the age of 30 are UMB School of law graduates. Daily record honorees are recognized for the impact of their achievements, civic involvement, and professional accomplishments.

All of the alumni associations greatly contribute to activities and events for current students, provide support for the school, and give current and past graduates an opportunity to stay connected.

Additional School Information

UMB serves as the heart of its community through the promotion of volunteering and community service and by training the most individuals for the health care industry in the state of Maryland. UMB offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional graduate training and certifications. Thus, UMB trains and produces nurses, doctors, lawyers, medical and dental technicians, social workers, and physical therapists. This is possible because of the professionally trained staff of nearly 5,000 persons working with nearly 6,500 students. Each school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. There is also an online component which has been in operation for the past 5 years, and offers students and staff support and additional training, an online library, as well as courses in information technology and other related fields.


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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Maryland and 534th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 6 0.09
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery 11 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.06
Arrest 50 0.78

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

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Baltimore, MD 21201-1627
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

Special Focus Institutions — Medical schools and medical centers
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentMajority graduate/professional
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work required2
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

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $7,698 $7,698 $28,071
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,675 $1,675 $1,675
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $338 $338 $725
FT Graduate Tuition $11,695 $11,695 $25,648
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,678 $1,678 $1,678
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $577 $577 $1,039
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $29,584 $54,415
Medical Degree — Required Fees $1,771 $1,771
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $27,562 $58,439
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $1,765 $1,765
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $19,589 $35,397
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $1,757 $1,757
Law Degree — Tuition $25,432 $37,514
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,742 $1,742

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(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 N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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 Capacity424
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,473
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 33 236 64 93 1 661 56 1,179
Advanced General Dentistry 5 1 2 2 19 29
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General 1 3 4
Applied and Professional Ethics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 3 8 7 9 1 28
Dental Clinical Sciences, General 4 1 1 8 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 7 1 2 35 2 50
Epidemiology 2 3 1 5 4 3 18
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 1 5 6
Human/Medical Genetics
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Medicine 4 1 1 2 1 1 10
Nursing Science 1 76 13 20 193 8 324
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 2 1 7 10
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Public Health, General 1 4 1 5 14 1 27
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1 1 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 42 17 36 1 161 9 275
Social Work 2 92 26 11 203 28 378
Toxicology 1 1 1 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 67th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $119,362 ($141,757 male / $91,031 female)
Number of FT Faculty 445 (164 male / 281 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,706
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $32,381,383

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