University of Maryland, The Founding Campus


UMB is The Founding Campus of the University System of Maryland.

Future Students

UMB is committed to interdisciplinary education.

Among our Graduate School and six professional schools, we offer incoming students a vast array of curriculum options to realize their life goals. Experts in admissions, housing, campus life, and financial aid are waiting to welcome you.

Current Students

A wealth of hands-on preceptor programs at UMB allow future physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, and allied health professionals to get a true feel for their chosen profession before graduation — studying here and abroad.

An emphasis on interprofessional education also creates a healthy respect for their future colleagues.

Researchers & Entrepreneurs

UMB’s world-renowned research team attracts nearly a half-billion dollars a year in external grants and contracts.

The 12-acre UM BioPark is home to a growing cluster of cutting-edge bioscience companies. UM Ventures, our joint technology commercialization effort with College Park, is accelerating the speed at which inventions move from bench to bedside.   


UMB’s commitment to collaboration extends to interactions with its community and business partners.

The founding campus of the University System of Maryland (USM), UMB also is a proud partner of the USM system and its related activities, including MPowering the State, a structured alliance with UM, College Park.


Alumni are essential to UMB’s success.

Whether you're mentoring students, taking continuing education classes, supporting fundraising efforts, or attending campus functions, the UMB experience does not end with your diploma.

Faculty and Staff

UMB is in constant pursuit of excellence.

In doing so, we have created an accommodating environment in which civility, diversity, wellness, transparency, work/life balance, and equality are all valued. A strong benefits package is available to faculty and staff.

2016 Middle States Self Study

Every 10 years, UMB undergoes a reaffirmation of our accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Learn about our self-study


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New on the Elm

Nominate the work of a student, group of students, a staff member or unit, or faculty member or unit for an MLK Diversity Recognition Award.

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