- #1 Up-and-coming University* for the third year in a row (by U.S. News and World Report Ranking) *consistently making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life.
- #8 Best Undergraduate Teaching* tied with the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Duke University, and the University of Notre Dame (by U.S. News and World Report Ranking) *faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.
- President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is one of Time Magazines “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and one of the “10 Best College Presidents”
“When you think of the top science universities in the U.S., schools like MIT and Caltech may jump to mind. But perhaps the most envied science program in the country is at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.”—TIME
“An institution that combines the best of a major research center while keeping its focus on undergraduates.”—The Washington Post
“What struck me about the ranking was the way UMBC stood out on the list.”—The Washington Post
“Continue[s] to deliver a great education at prices that put private schools to shame”—Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges”
“This midsize state university has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative schools in the country.”—“60 Minutes”
“These colleges are the best of the best.”—The Chronicle of Higher Education “2012 Great Colleges to Work For”
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