Points of Pride

  • UMBC was named a national leader in innovation by U.S. News & World Report in 2018. The university earned a seventh-place ranking on the publication’s “Most Innovative Schools” list.
  • Continuing its history of earning high praise from U.S. News & World Report, UMBC was ranked among the top 20 national universities in the publication’s 2018 “Best Undergraduate Teaching” ranking.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, in its 2017 “Best College Values” ranking, recognized UMBC for delivering a high-quality education at an affordable price.
  • In its 2017 “Best 381 Colleges” publication, The Princeton Review profiled UMBC and named the university to its “Colleges That Pay You Back” list in recognition of the value of a UMBC degree.
  • UMBC ranked No. 83 among public universities in the 2018 “Best Colleges Rankings” released by U.S. News & World Report.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized UMBC for its strong global presence in its 2018 “Most International Students” list, an annual list of universities with the highest percentages of international students in the previous academic year.
  • UMBC has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security for both Cyber Defense Research and Education. The university is one of only 38 institutions in the United States to be recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security for education and research.
  • UMBC was one of only 79 universities to receive the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” distinction in 2017.
  • UMBC’s longtime president, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, is frequently listed among the most influential leaders in higher education and beyond. In 2012, Time magazine named President Hrabowski to its “Top 100 Most Influential People” list.
  • UMBC is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation.

Quick Facts

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Public
  • 1963
  • University System of Maryland
  • 11,243 undergraduate students; 2,596 graduate students
  • Freeman A. Hrabowski III
  • Philip Rous
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 2003