Don't just take our word for it. Experience the University of Baltimore from the perspective of our students.
Almas Younis, undergraduate student
Join Almas, a first-generation college student, as she reflects on how her first year helped to shape her decision to pursue a degree in criminal justice. UB's location in the heart of Baltimore affords students a vibrant and diverse educational experience. Her advice to incoming students is to keep an open mind, join organizations and be curious.
Opeyemi Thomas, transfer student
Ope shares how transferring to UB--and the many resources available to students--changed the course of his career. As a Ratcliffe Entrepreneurship Fellow at UB's Merrick School of Business he was able to develop and launch a parking app, Roadi. "At UB, I was able to see myself develop into that business owner, that entrepreneur, I wanted to be," he says.
Chelsea Corpening, graduate student
Chelsea keeps busy balancing a career, an internship and the pursuit of a graduate degree in human services administration. UB's flexible course offerings allow her to design a schedule that fits her life. "I chose UB because of the program's reputation," she says. "The people who graduate from here really do good for the community, and I really wanted to be a part of that."
Nick Owens, doctoral student
Nick always had a passion for computers and technology, but only as a hobby—until a class on information architecture spurred his decision to pursue his doctorate in information and interaction design. "My UB experience has been one that’s really allowed for a diverse number of transferable job skills," he says. "Whatever you learn here is going to be applicable out there.”
Meet Our Students
The professors use real cases to teach you, and they bring in their outside experience. It's not something you just learn from a textbook.
-Yamaelis "Yami" Rosa Sanchez, a B.S. in Criminal Justice student
A lot of my teachers allowed us to do Zoom meetings if we needed a coach, so they were definitely helpful.
-Demetrius Jones, a B.A. in English student
When I found out that I got in, I was excited. I kind of have everything planned out and it's helping me reach my goal.
-Trinity Short, a B.A. in Philosophy, Law and Ethics student
My friends and I, when we have time between class, we all go down to the Inner Harbor together. ... I like being able to do things like that.
-Franklin Douglass, a B.S. in Simulation and Game Design student
I was looking for a school where I could do exactly what I'm doing: learn how to run a business, learn how to grow it, learn how to scale it. ... I'm glad to be part of this school.
-Melvin Clark III, a B.S. '20 (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Fellow)
The International Admission office helped me transition smoothly. All I had to do was send my transcript and they were able to transfer me in. I didn't have to worry about anything.
-Shamah Okojie, a B.S. in Criminal Justice student
UB has a lot of opportunities, but they're only good if you take them. You have to be willing to take a chance and see what they have because these opportunities will expand your network and help you in the long run.
-Abraham Miguel Rodriguez Borrero, a B.A. in Philosophy, Law and Ethics student
I came here with my only expectation to get my master's, so everything else has been icing on the cake.
-Denisha Hobbs, an M.P.A. student
Working 40 hours a week limits when and how I can do my work, but with the MBA being an online program, I can pretty much fit it in whenever.
-Blake Leathers, MBA '20
I just really felt that this is the place. The book is like you're having a baby and everyone here is like your doula.
-Alexandra Hewett, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts student
The University of Baltimore is like the perfect playground for me to feel at home. In the context of the classroom, you can hear a real-life experience.
-Susan Wallendorf, B.S. '19, an M.S. in Criminal Justice student
I know all of my professors names and they all know my name and once you gain a relationship, people will take genuine interest in you. ... Our generation misses the face-to-face interaction and thinks you can Google everything, but some things you can't and getting that mentorship is important. UB puts you in a place to do that.
-Edward Dent Jr., J.D. '19
The friendships that I've made have been crucial to my law school experience. My friends and I study, brainstorm about career plans and laugh together. The University of Baltimore School of Law is not a cutthroat environment; students want to succeed, but they want their classmates to succeed, too.
-Eboni Mosley, J.D. '18
At UB, the teachers care about the students. They care about you growing as a person and understanding how education in the classroom applies to everyday things in the city.
-Candice Miller, B.A. '18, J.D. candidate
I think not just at UB, but also the law school in general really strives to get people together and get close and really come out of their shell. It kind of transforms you as a person.
-Naseam Jabberi, J.D. candidate
The passion that the people who work for the institution have shows. It makes a whole difference for a college.
-Maricruz Abarca, a B.A. in Philosophy, Law and Ethics student, Mexico
I've been able to meet a bunch of people, meet new friends, get work experience. ... I definitely took a chance on UB and UB's paid me back.
-Sabelo Mthembu, MBA '20, Durban, South Africa
You can learn coding anywhere. It's the interactions and the opportunities that you get from UB, ... all those opportunities are helping to build a foundation for a future career.
-Michael Vandi, a B.S. '20 (Applied Information Technology), Sierra Leone
There's a huge diversity [at UB], so you can meet people from everywhere.
-Catalina Hernandez, a B.S. in Business Administration student, Colombia
There's a lot of truth in the motto 'Knowledge That Works' and I think that's what you're getting when you sign up for a degree program here.
-Branden Lynam, U.S. Air Force officer, an M.S. in Applied Psychology student, Industrial and Organizational concentration
The creative people that I've met, the staff, the faculty, have done nothing but confirm that I made the right choice.
-Luke Newman, U.S. Army, B.A. '20, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts student