University of Baltimore: Narrative Description

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1420 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779
Tel: (410)837-4200; 877-APPLYUB
Admissions: (410)837-4777
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State-supported, upper-level, coed. Part of University System of Maryland. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1925. Setting: 49-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6369 per student. Total enrollment: 4,987. Faculty: 331 (159 full-time, 172 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,001 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,051 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,066 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 62 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 33% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 61% 25 or older, 98% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Coppin State College, Morgan State University, Towson University, Bowie State College, Maryland Institute, College of Art. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Area resident tuition: $243 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5324 full-time, $243 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,904 full-time, $704 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1469 full-time, $27 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 65 open to all; 9% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Psi Chi, APALSA, International Student Association, African Student Association, Forensics Student Association. Major annual events: Semi-Annual Block Party, Speaker Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Langsdale Library plus 1 other with 258,747 books, 368,607 microform titles, 10,738 serials, 883 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4 million. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Baltimore is an important industrial and educational center for the state of Maryland and the regional northeastern United States. The port has an active international market and foreign trade. Downtown Baltimore has become a popular tourist site; the Inner Harbor complex, including Harborplace and the National Aquarium, is recognized internationally. New stadiums to house the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens have been completed at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore. Pimlico Race Course is the home of the annual Preakness race. University of Baltimore is located in the cultural center of the city, adjacent to the Lyric Opera House, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Maryland Institute of Art.