University of Baltimore Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

University of Baltimore
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University of Baltimore Description:

The University of Baltimore was founded in 1925, and in 1975 it became part of the University System of Maryland to offer courses for upper-level and graduate students. In 2005 the university reinstated a curriculum for first- and second-year students. Today the school has roughly an equal number of undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Baltimore's urban campus is located in the Mount Vernon Cultural District of Baltimore, Maryland.

Music, theater, museums, dining, and shopping are all nearby. The university's Merrick School of Business is well regarded, and business is by far the most popular undergraduate major. The university has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,983 (3,222 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 62% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,596 (in-state); $20,242 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,200
  • Other Expenses: $4,150
  • Total Cost: $28,546 (in-state); $40,192 (out-of-state)

    University of Baltimore Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 85%
      • Loans: 49%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $7,007
      • Loans: $5,542

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies, Health Systems Management, Jurisprudence, Simulation and Digital Entertainment

    Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    University of Baltimore Mission Statement:

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    "The University of Baltimore provides innovative education in law, business and the applied liberal arts to serve the needs of a diverse population. A public university, the University of Baltimore offers excellent teaching and a supportive community for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in an environment distinguished by academic research and public service..."