Colleges / Traditional

University of Maryland, Baltimore

About UMBC

UMBC combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. You’ll find students – inspired by and often working alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields – thinking about the hard questions of society, science, and creative expression, and then moving beyond the classroom to make a difference.

As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide named UMBC the nation’s #1 up-and-coming university for the second year in a row. UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, was named one of “The 10 Best College Presidents” in the U.S. by Time Magazine in 2009.

UMBC is home to the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, recognized as a national model for increasing diversity among future leaders in science, engineering, and related fields.

About The Meyerhoff Scholars Program

Established in 1988, the Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, engineering, and related fields. The program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation and The New York Times as a national model. Scores of representatives from federal agencies, campuses, and corporations across the country have visited UMBC’s campus to learn more about the program’s success.

The nomination-based application process is open to prospective undergraduate students of all backgrounds who plan to pursue doctoral study in the sciences or engineering and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in those fields. The program’s success is built on the premise that, among like-minded students who work closely together, positive energy is contagious. By assembling such a high concentration of high-achieving students in a tightly knit learning community, students continually inspire one another to do more and better.


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Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30332
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