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University of Maryland, Baltimore County


UMBC Says...

In fall 2010, the average incoming freshman had a 3.6 cumulative GPA, 52% ranked in the top quarter of his or her senior class, and had a combined SAT I score of 1204. Approximately 65% of freshman applicants are admitted each year. Academic performance and curriculum strength play an important part in the decision. An essay is required, and a lett... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

United States

Phone: 410-455-2291

Fax: 410-455-1094


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 88
% Submitting Score:93%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:550 - 650
     Math Middle 50%:580 - 670
     Writing Middle 50%:530 - 640
% Submitting Score:18%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
Average High School GPA:3.71
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:50%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:18%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:14%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:10%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:29%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:56%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:85%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:NA%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 8,514
Total applicants who are accepted: 5,138
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,547
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Priority Application Date: 11/01
Notification Begins: 12/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 2/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $200.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 Year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Lab Science:0
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:0
     Academic Electives:0
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:0
Academic Units Recommended:
     Lab Science:0
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:0
     Academic Electives:0
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:0
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    550 - 650
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    580 - 670
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    530 - 640
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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