University of Maryland, Baltimore, founded in 1963, is a public research university at downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It enrolls over 11,000 undergraduates; including students from all over the world. Students can participate in any of the university’s 250 student organizations, 20 sororities or fraternities and join in on the buzz surrounding its on-campus events. They can also cheer on UMBC’s sports teams, including the school’s nationally-ranked chess team. Notable alumni include Nobel Prize Nominee Theodore Woodward and wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. The university, with its compact & suburban campus setting, is a competitive school that’s a bang for your buck.