UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research, and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC-Shady Grove offers UMBC’s reputation to those in the greater Montgomery County region as it celebrates the rich cultural and ethnic diversity, cutting edge research and creative activity of all UMBC Retrievers.

Being at UMBC-Shady Grove has taught me that there are no limits to learning, and that education is the tool needed to make a positive impact in the community as well as the world
Beya Tshimuna, Political Science Alumnus