As a member of the University System of Maryland, the University of Maryland – Baltimore County educates roughly 10,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduates on its 500 acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland. UMBC’s mission is to provide the best liberal arts education in an innovative research environment to students by employing faculty who are leaders in their field.
The University’s campus is a mere 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., opening up ample networking opportunities for students. The city of Baltimore is only 15 minutes away, allowing for the same opportunities. Seventy-two percent of the freshmen live in dormitories, with 37 percent of the total student body living on campus.