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undergraduateThe foundation you build at UB is key to your success on campus and beyond.

Become an Honors Scholar

Through the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, you'll take part in workshops, events and trips that will enhance your academic credentials. You'll also:
  • nurture your leadership skills
  • foster your commitment to community engagement and cultural diversity
  • develop personally and professionally.
  • What does "undergraduate" mean?

    An undergraduate is a college student who has not yet earned a college-level degree. Undergraduates can be students entering as freshman or entering as transfer students from another university. To earn an undergraduate degree from UB, you need to fulfill all general-education requirements or their equivalent from another institution. In addition to your major requirements, you may also choose to declare a minor.
  • How much does it cost to attend UB?

    You can utilize these links to understand the cost of an education at UB:
    • Tuition and Fees: the direct costs of your education
    • Cost of Attendance: an estimate of the average total cost, including indirect costs
    • Net Price Calculator: calculates an estimate based on direct and indirect costs, minus estimated grants and scholarships
    • Find Scholarships: fill out this form to find out if you are eligible for merit scholarships
    • Finish4Free: if you're an incoming first-time freshman, you may be eligible for a tuition-free final semester
  • What majors does UB offer?

  • Does UB have dorms or dining services?

    At UB, you choose where you live and eat. We can help you find an apartment nearby and have arrangements with several apartment complexes to provide you with convenient, cost-effective solutions. As for food: You'll never get sick of dining options with all the nearby restaurants and grocers. Everything you need is within walking distance:
    • supermarkets: 5-minute walk
    • pharmacies: 2-minute walk
    • banks: 5-minute walk
    • nightlife and culture: 2-minute walk
    • restaurants and cafes: 1-minute walk
    • Inner Harbor: 20-minute walk
  • Can I have a car on campus?

    Yes. All students are permitted to utilize on-campus parking and our shuttle service. If you don't have a car or prefer not to drive to campus, public transportation makes it a breeze to get around. You can utilize the free Charm City Circulator or the city buses, Light Rail and subway. UB has a Walk Score rating of 91, meaning if you live near campus you don't need a car to run daily errands like going to the supermarket, pharmacy, bank or restaurants.
  • How do I become oriented to the UB community?

    We'll help ease you into campus life and set you on the right track for success.

    Once you're an official member of the UB community, you'll be invited to participate in orientation. This will help you familiarize yourself with the campus and the resources available to you, and it will also allow you to meet fellow students and UB faculty and staff members.

    Learning Communities: If you enter as a freshman, UB's learning communities will allow you to get to know your classmates and professors in a set of thematically linked classes. These classes count toward your general-education requirements and are designed to be interactive and flexible. A wide range of topics are available for you to choose; recent themes have included social networking, superheroes, crime dramas, classical mythology, propaganda and pop culture.
  • Is it easy to get involved on campus?

    Absolutely. You'll want to familiarize yourself with the UB calendar, which lists all the campus happenings, and  the Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement, which can help you get involved in student organizations and activities.
  • What is the Student Center?

    The UB Student Center is the hub of student life at the University. Inside, you'll find a convenience store, a cafe, study lounges, meeting spaces, a TV lounge, a computer lab, a game room and a 200-seat recital hall. The student center also houses several campus-life centers you'll want to familiarize yourself with, including:
  • What type of advising is available?

    Our academic advisers will be some of your primary resources on campus. They can assist you with finding course options and registration, understanding academic policies, connecting with campus resources and fielding any other questions or concerns you may have. Learn more about the academic support UB offers.

    All incoming undergraduate students must meet with an academic adviser before they are permitted to register for classes. You can expect details on how to meet with your adviser to be communicated to you from the Offices of Admission after you are accepted to UB.
  • I plan to pursue my graduate or law degree. What accelerated options do you offer?

    If you're interested in graduate school, you can pursue an accelerated option that allows you to take up to 9 graduate credits that will apply to both your bachelor's degree and your master's degree. You'll save about a semester of time and money earning both degrees.

    For those interested in continuing on to the UB School of Law, check out our prelaw options to launch your law-school career. It may be possible for you to become automatically admitted into law school and/or to complete your undergraduate degree and law degree in a minimum of just six years.
  • What is there to do in the surrounding area?

    Everything. From catching a band in the nearby Station North Arts and Entertainment District to heading to the Inner Harbor to scope out the National Aquarium, it's easy to see why Baltimore has been dubbed one of the top five new "cool" cities for Millennials. Find out more about Charm City.
  • How safe is campus?

    UB is proud to be one of the safest campuses in the University System of Maryland. During your time here, you'll begin to recognize the University of Baltimore Police Department, uniformed police offers who make sure our campus is well patrolled. We encourage you to subscribe to our state-of-the-art emergency text alert system, which will notify you of any known traffic, weather and safety issues.

You may also be interested in our FAQs related to admission for freshman students or transfer students.

Quick Facts

By the numbers, here's UB at a glance for fall 2017:


  • Total enrollment: 5,565
  • Undergraduate: 2,949
  • Graduate: 1,884
  • Law: 732
  • Female: 60 percent
  • Male: 40 percent
  • Full-time: 50.3 percent
  • Part-time: 49.7 percent
  • Out-of-state and international residents: 4.7 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively

Average Age

  • Undergraduate: 28
  • Graduate: 33
  • Law: 29


  • 90 percent of core faculty members hold the highest degrees in their field. 
  • Student-faculty ratio: 15:1


  • Total alumni: 50,724
  • Alumni living in Maryland: 39,702
Last Published 11/15/17