UMBC Ranking Profile

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a leading public research university located in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.

UMBC alumni hold major positions in business, government, education and non-profit organizations. Notable alumni include: James Clements (23rd president of West Virginia University), James N. Mathias, Jr (former mayor of Ocean City, MD, member of the Maryland House of Delegates), Victoria L. Schade (former member of Maryland House of Delegates, District 31), Mehdi Addadi (Olympic swimmer at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney), etc.

The University received the 2008 President's Award for Client of the Year from the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Ranking Profile:

- UMBC is ranked among Tier 1 National Universities (at 157th) by US News (2012).

- Placed among Tier 3 National Universities by US News & World Report (2010). It is ranked number one in the 2010 list of “Up-and-Coming” national universities. In addition, UMBC also received recognition for being the number one public national university in undergraduate teaching, tied with Stanford at fourth place among all national universities. It was also listed on U.S. News & World Report's Most Student Diversity List.

- In August 2008, The Princeton Review ranked UMBC 2nd on its “Most Diverse Student Body” list in its annual college rankings book, The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition.

- 57th in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs (2009).

- According to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, UMBC is ranked: 2nd in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Asian Americans in computer and information sciences; 10th in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African Americans in biological and biomedical sciences; 11th in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African Americans in computer and information sciences; 20th in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Asian Americans in biological and biomedical sciences; 31st in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African Americans in engineering.

- The 2001 edition of the Kaplan Newsweek College Catalog rated UMBC a "best value".

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