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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Campus Life and Facilities

UMBC Says...

Located a few miles south of Baltimore, UMBC is 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 35 minutes from Washington, D.C. The Baltimore-Washington area is known for its music, sports, museums, restaurants, and historical traditions. UMBC's 530-acre campus includes more than 40 buildings accessed by a two-mile elliptical drive, with housing and dining... More More

UMBC Students Say...

UMBC has a large contingent of commuters and one ancient studies major says, “There are a lot of activities held by student organizations on campus during the week and on the weekends, but many students live close to campus and choose to go home for the weekend.” While some may see this as a down­side others say, “The location of UMBC is true brill... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

United States

Phone: 410-455-2291

Fax: 410-455-1094

Website

Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 79
Fire Safety Rating: 94
Green Rating: 79
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 530.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.umbc.edu/police

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.


Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 34.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Special housing for international students
Apartments for single students

Other:
Living Learning Programs; Gender Neutral Housing
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:230
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Fraternities
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Sororities
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:9
Number of Social Sororities:12
    % of women who join:5%
Number of Social Fraternities:11
% of men who join: 4
Number of Religious Organizations:25
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Health
WomensCenter
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.umbc.edu/studentlife/orgs/freedom/
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.umbc.edu/studentlife
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Sports
Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Retrievers
Women's Sports Team Name:Retrievers
Team Mascot:Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: University of Maryland, College Park
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: University of Maryland College Park
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 55
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 30.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Recommend: Laptop
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 98.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Apple Computer, Dell
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, Center for Art and Visual Culture, Women's Center, Center for Environmental Science, Center for Photonics Technology, Center for Women and Information Technology, Center on Research and Teaching in Social Work, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UMBC, Imaging Research Center, Institute for Global Electronic Commerce, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Laboratory for Healthcare Informatics, Maryland Center for Telecommunications Research, Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, bwtech@umbc Research and Technology Park and Incubator and Accelerator, Shriver Center, UMBC Technology Center, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center.
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Key Statistics

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    79
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    94
  • Green Rating:
    79
  • Campus Environment:
    Metropolis
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    75%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    34.00
  • # of Organizations:
    230
  • # of Honor Societies:
    9
  • # of Social Sororities:
    12
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    11
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    25
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