UMBC is a national and global leader in education, research, affordability, and community engagement.
These rankings reflect our values of inclusive excellence. How? UMBC has a clear vision and a community dedicated to making it a reality.
“Working in the Academic Success Center gives me the…reassurance that UMBC truly cares about academic and career success. The program values the overall well-being of others and has a welcoming atmosphere.”
– Meet Adeola Ojomo ’25, academic peer advocate
“My mentor explains things without judgment when I don’t understand, connects me with people and conferences in our field, and gives me advice when I need it.”
– Meet Emily Faber, M.S. ’21. Ph.D. student, atmospheric physics
“When we all work together and work hard, each task and goal seems feasible rather than impossible.”
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student orgs and cultural groups
yearly arts and culture events
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Meet UMBC President Valerie Sheares Ashby
Trying to help define and move forward inclusive excellence is everything. […] We have so many challenges in this world that are going to need a diverse group of thinkers. And fundamentally, we know that the best solutions come from diverse perspectives.
UMBC Students Achieve Great Things
Kizzmekia Corbett ’08, M16
TIME Hero of the Year, Assistant Professor, Harvard University, lead inventor of the Moderna vaccine
James Clements ’85
President, Clemson University
Ralph Semmel ’92
Director, Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Lab
Alicia Wilson ’04
Managing Director and Global Head of Philanthropy for the North America Region, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Victoria D’Souza ’02
Professor, Harvard University
Ricardo Zwaig ’77
Associate Judge (Retired), District
Court of Maryland
Public Research for Public Good
Public university in federal research support
Nationally in NASA funding
Federal funding for geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and ocean sciences
Federal funding for the social sciences
Federal support for computer and information sciences
Federal funding for physical sciences
UMBC’s Research 1 Carnegie Classification as a comprehensive doctoral institution places us among the top 146 research universities in the nation.
UMBC Faculty Experts
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Supporting Baltimore and Beyond
Environment and Sustainability
U.S. News, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, Business First, and Money have all recognized UMBC as a “Best Value College.”
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