UMBC's Mascot is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named True Grit. Here is a statue of him, wearing a graduation cap and diploma.

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The best way to learn if UMBC is the right school for you is to spend some time with us. We offer a wide variety of campus visit options, including in-person and online events.

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Whatever your areas of academic interest, our programs and innovative teaching will prepare you for a promising career in a field you enjoy.

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When classes are in session, UMBC's academic row is bustling with students. Pictured here is a crowd of busy students walking around the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building.

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UMBC’s dynamic and inclusive community welcomes students with all kinds of interests from across the world.

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UMBC allows undergrads to transfer credits for coursework, competency-based education, and military training. Up to 90 credits can be applied towards the degree.

UMBC participates in the Academic Common Market (ACM). You may qualify to study in a specialized field at a reduced tuition rate.

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