University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the state's public academic health and law university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through the following schools: The Dental School, Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work.

The University of Maryland Dental School was the first dental school in the world. It offers comprehensive and emergency oral health services for individuals of all ages. The Dental School has been ranked 4th among the nation's dental schools in NIH funding.

Notable UMB alumni include: Austin Lane Crothers (46th Governor of Maryland), Albert Ritchie (49th Governor of Maryland), Louise Virginia Snodgrass (former member of Maryland House of Delegates), William Cabell Bruce (U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1923-1929), Hugh Meade (U.S. Congressman for Maryland 2nd District, 1947-1949), James W. Campbell (former member of Maryland House of Delegates), etc.

Contracts and grants awarded to the University totaled $517.1 million for Fiscal Year 2009.


- 6th in the US News Ranking of Part-time Law Schools (2010).

- 15th among Top Physical Therapy Schools (USNWR 2009).

- In the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy was ranked 9th among pharmacy schools, the Medical School was ranked 30th for primary care and 41st for medical research, the School of Social Work was ranked 18th among schools of social work, the School of Law was ranked 36th among law schools, the School of Nursing was ranked the 7th best nursing school.

- 45th in the NRC Rankings of Top US universities in Physiology, 63rd among Top Universities in Pharmacology (2007).

- 32nd among Top Nursing-Anesthesia Schools (USNWR 2007).