How is it possible for you to consider every college in the nation and figure out which one is the best fit for you?  It’s not that you don’t take the time to do the research (because we know that you do).  It’s just not likely that you will know everything about the nearly 3,000 4-year institutions in the United States.

Well, unfortunately we can’t tell you about all of these schools.  But, the purpose here is to let you know about some great colleges across the country that you may not have taken the time to look at.

Here is our School of the Month for January!

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Quick Facts

Founded: 1963

Campus setting: Suburban (30 minutes from Washington D.C.)

Student Enrollment: 13,979

Tuition, fees, room & board: $20,496 (in-state)    $33,244 (out-of-state)

Admissions deadline: February 1st

Incoming Freshmen: Average GPA – 3.78  Average SAT score – 1801 (3 part)

School Vision: UMBC seeks to become the best public research university of our size by combining the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university, and the social responsibility of the public university. We will be known for integrating research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement so that each advances the others for the benefit of society.

UMBC Campus - Fall 2010What Makes this School Great

UMBC ranks #1 amongst all national universities in the U.S. News 2015 “Up-and-Coming Schools” list.  This category is for schools that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.

As an “Honors College”, UMBC prides itself on being an institution that attracts motivated students and rewards them with all the resources and attention they need to succeed.

The school’s mascot is a retriever named True Grit.  The school chose the nickname, Retrievers, to pay homage to Maryland’s state dog, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

UMBC has it’s own on-campus pub, Flat Tuesdays, which allows students to study during the day and have a good time with friends in the evening, as long as your of the appropriate age.

With postcard scenery and a strong academic history, University of Maryland, Baltimore County presents itself as an amazing place to spend one of the most important phases of your life.  Not only does the school offer a wide array of student life activities and intercollegiate sports teams, but it’s location also makes it great for those who want to explore this country’s historical monuments.

Be sure to bring your thinking cap with you though, UMBC is a challenging institution that rewards over-achievers with all of the resources they need to get the most out of their college experience and prepare them for the world ahead.

For more information on this school, visit UMBC Undergraduate Admissions.

 

Sources: University of Maryland, Baltimore County; US News