Welcome to the UMBC Admissions Counselors’ blog! Located on a 500 acres suburban campus about 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore, UMBC is a mid-sized public research university with a strong liberal arts tradition. This blog is designed to provide our prospective students (freshmen and transfer) with information and insight relevant to UMBC. We also hope that this is an opportunity for you to get to know the Admissions Counselors a little bit better! We’ll try to keep you updated with regular posts so check back soon, and feel free to post comments or questions for the counselors. Thanks and take care!