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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a public research university in Baltimore County, Maryland, and one of the top 170 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was established in 1966, when the Maryland Legislature pushed for the development of universities in the state. UMBC was the first public college in Maryland to welcome people of all races. Today, it sits on 500 acres of land in a suburban setting, less than 10 miles away from downtown Baltimore. Its motto is “An Honors University in Maryland.” Notable alumni include pastry chef Duff Goldman, actress Kathleen Turner, politician Adrienne A. Jones, Surgeon General of the United States Jerome Adams, lacrosse player Drew Westervelt, film director Brian Dannelly, reporter Tony Harris, Canadian soccer player Brian Rowland, political leader Allan Kittleman, filmmaker Matthew VanDyke and Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick. The school’s colors are black, gold, red and white, its mascot is True Grit the Retriever and its teams are nicknamed the Retrievers. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I America East and MAISA. Varsity sports offered by UMBC include men’s baseball, basketball, lacrosse, cross country and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, volleyball, swimming and diving and track and field.
Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. Baltimore was established by the Constitution of Maryland and is an independent city that is not part of any county. With a population of 611,648 in 2017, Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 200 to choose from
Greek Life:Important, many on campus
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends