Experience The University of Baltimore from the perspective of our students.
Almas Younis, undergraduate student
Almas, a first-generation college student, reflects on how her first year helped to shape her decision to pursue her major. UBalt'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 UBalt--and the many resources available to students--changed the course of his career. As a Ratcliffe Entrepreneurship Fellow at UBalt's Merrick School of Business he was able to develop and launch a parking app, Roadi. "At UBalt, 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. UBalt's flexible course offerings allow her to design a schedule that fits her life. "The people who graduate from here really do good for the community, and I really wanted to be a part of that," she says.
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 UBalt 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
When I found out that I got in, I was excited. I kind of have everything planned out and [UBalt's] helping me reach my goal.
-Trinity Short, a B.A. in Philosophy, Law and Ethics 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
UBalt made me feel so empowered and comfortable enough to always step out of my comfort zone. I am much more educated, bold and well-rounded because of UBalt.
-Sarah Creighton, a B.A. '20 (Psychology), M.S. in Applied Psychology 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
As long as they can fit into my schedule, both my career and my personal life, it's a match for me, and UBalt was that school.
-Randy Wells, a B.A. in Human Services Administration student
When I look around the class, I see a lot of older learners like myself. ... It's a very diverse learning spectrum.
-Tranae Felton, B.A. in Policy, Politics and International Affairs
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
Being a leader in the Marine Corps is always about helping to guide the next generation of Marines into their future. I think being a teacher is going to be very similar to that.
-Jordan Glass, a B.A. in English 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
I hope to gain confidence in my voice as a writer. I believe fervently in the beauty and power of the written word, and I want to develop the skills to use my craft effectively.
-Darryl Peterkin, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts
Everything that UBalt offers is rooted in practical knowledge and you can apply it right now.
-Nabbas Mughal, an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services 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
My goal is to strengthen the connection between public interest work and our law school, helping bring more opportunities for law students while service our communities.
-Ernesto Villasenor, J.D. candidate
The resources [the Law Career Development] office provides were crucial in preparing me throughout the application and interview processes.
-Sabrina Marquez, J.D. candidate
At UBalt, 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 UBalt, but also the law school in general really strives to get people together and get close and really come out of their shell. It transforms you as a person.
-Naseam Jabberi, J.D. candidate
the people at UBalt are very understanding and very open to you coming to get an education from a very different background.
-Daniel Khoshkepazi, a M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security student, North Macedonia
We have students from all over the world. We connect and show up for each other.
-Binta Hanne, B.A. '20 (International Studies), M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security, Mali
The learning process is really sharpening my mind. I see myself in two or three years working in government and changing the insurance world.
-Liz Onobikoty, a B.S. in Business Administration, Insurance and Risk Management student, Cameroon
There's a huge diversity [at UBalt], 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