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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1963
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 9,416
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $968,704
Admissions Address

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Dale Bittinger
Admissions office telephone: (410) 455-2291
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad/index.html?l1=apply& Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 0 2
Foreign language 3 2
Social studies 0 2
History 0 2
Academic electives 0 4
Total academic units 22 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
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: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 44%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 5,405
Total acceptances: 3,866
Total freshman enrollment: 1,429
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 14%
Male applicants: 2,564
Male acceptances: 1,963
Male freshman enrollment: 799
Female applicants: 2,841
Female acceptances: 1,903
Female freshman enrollment: 630
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 257
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 257
Students enrolled from waiting list: 129
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 640
Math: 560 – 660
Combined: 1080 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.3% 13.6%
600-699 30.3% 41.8%
500-599 46.6% 39.4%
400-499 13.2% 5.1%
300-399 0.6% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 10.3% 14.7% 14.0%
24-29 51.5% 42.7% 53.7%
18-23 37.5% 36.0% 27.1%
12-17 0.7% 6.6% 5.2%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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