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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1925
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
    • Phone:
    • +14108374200
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of Baltimore

The University of Baltimore (UB), located in midtown Baltimore, in the U.S. state of Maryland, in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood at 1420 N. Charles Street, is part of the University System of Maryland. The area near campus was first settled in the 1700s, with farm land and wood plots surrounding the Jones Falls, which was then a practical transportation medium. 

Academic Highlights

The university offers numerous undergraduate, graduate, and professional as well as several certificate and joint degree programs. UB offers over 20 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs, spanning the arts and sciences, public affairs, and business. UB also offers undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Crime Scene Investigation, and Forensic Document Analysis. 

University of Baltimore (UB) offers a Master of Public Administration,  Master of Business Administration degree program. The M.P.A. program was the first in the state to be fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). In addition, it offers Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts and Integrated Design. Exclusively at the Universities at Shady Grove, UB offers a Master of Professional Studies in Justice Leadership and Management. 

University of Baltimore (UB) offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Information and Interaction Design or Public Administration. Through its law school, UB offers a Juris Doctor and several concentrations. In addition, the law school offers a Master of Laws in the Laws of the United States and Taxation.

Life in University of Baltimore

Besides academic life, University of Baltimore has an athletic/fitness center named Campus Recreation and Wellness, which is continually growing for the betterment of the university and surrounding community. It has an aerobics studio, a sparring/boxing room, two indoor racquetball courts, a well-equipped gym, a basketball court, and locker rooms. 

The Recreation Center, offers fitness classes free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to all members and hosts the Sport Club and Intramural Sports teams.

School Ranking

The program was also ranked 68th nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of "Best Grad Schools.



  1. an application for admission and $35 nonrefundable application fee
  2. an essay/personal statement
  3. an official high-school transcript
  4. your official standardized test scores * (SAT code=5810; ACT code=1744).

A resume, list of extracurricular activities and/or letters of recommendation are optional. A second essay may be requested.


  • Apply online today:
    • Submit your online application, including the Maryland Residency Form to be considered for In-state tuition.
    • Have official transcripts from all schools you've attended sent to UB, either electronically or in the mail.
  • Or, you can visit UB's Office of Admission for a one-stop-shop enrollment experience:
    • Bring with you the official transcripts from all schools you've attended to receive an on-the-spot admission decision.
    • Meet with an admission counselor.
    • Get a tour of campus.

Gradaute Admission

  1. Submit a graduate application, which includes a personal statement, and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Send an official college transcript from each college previously attended to the Office of Admission (electronic versions are encouraged).
  3. Check below for additional requirements based on the program you are applying to.

Notable Alumni


  • Peter Angelos – owner of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Tom Condon – graduated from UB Law in 1981, sports agent, represents over 120 NFL players
  • Bob Parsons – founder of GoDaddy
  • Stan White – retired NFL Player Baltimore Colts graduated from UB Law, sports agent, sportscaster, assistant football coach Gilman School

History, journalism and media

  • Carole Boston-Weatherford – author and critic
  • Louis S. Diggs – Baltimore County historian
  • Fred Robbins – Talk show host, actor and television personality

Politics, law and government

  • Spiro Agnew – Vice President of the United States 69–73, Governor of Maryland 67–69
  • Curt Anderson – Maryland House of Delegates District 43
  • Dale Anderson – former Baltimore County Executive and State Delegate
  • John S. Arnick – former member of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Carville Benson – U.S. Congressman for Maryland 2nd District
  • Lieutenant General H Steven Blum – former Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Deputy Commander NORTHCOM
  • William P. Bolton – Congressman for Maryland 2nd District
  • James W. Campbell – former member of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • J. Joseph Curran, Jr. – Maryland Attorney General, 1987–2007: Lt. Governor 83–87 under Harry Hughes
  • Katie O'Malley – Associate Judge for the First District Court of Maryland, wife of former Governor of Maryland and former Baltimore Mayor, Martin O'Malley
  • Terry R. Gilleland, Jr. – former member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Glen Glass – member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 34A in Cecil County and Harford County
  • J. B. Jennings – Maryland Delegate for District 7
  • Sheryl Davis Kohl – former member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Arrie Davis – former judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Frank Kratovil – Congressman United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 1
  • Pat McDonough – Maryland delegate
  • Richard Meehan – Mayor of Ocean City, Maryland
  • C. Edward Middlebrooks – former Maryland State Senator
  • Donald E. Murphy – former member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Sandra Peuler – judge of the Utah Third District Court in Salt Lake City
  • Bishop Robinson – former Police Commissioner of Baltimore
  • Dutch Ruppersberger – Congressman 2nd district, 02-present, Baltimore County Executive
  • William Donald Schaefer – Mayor of Baltimore 71–87, Governor of Maryland 
  • John F. Slade III – former member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Frederic N. Smalkin – Jurist-in-Residence, University of Baltimore School of Law

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Baltimore is 81%.

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