University of Baltimore Mission The University of Baltimore provides innovative education in business, public affairs, the applied liberal arts and sciences, and law to serve the needs of a diverse population in an urban setting. A public university, the University of Baltimore offers excellent teaching and a supportive community for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in an environment distinguished by academic research and public service. The University:
- makes excellence accessible to traditional and nontraditional students motivated by professional advancement and civic awareness;
- establishes a foundation for lifelong learning, personal development, and social responsibility;
- combines theory and practice to create meaningful, real-world solutions to 21st-century urban challenges; and
- is an anchor institution, regional steward and integral partner in the culture, commerce and future development of Baltimore and the region.
About Baltimore, Baltimore isn't nicknamed Charm City for nothing. And while there are endless reasons that it's a great place to go to school, here are what we think are the five most important ones. 1. We're close to everything. We're close to major highways and to every kind of public transportation, so getting around town is simple. Or you can just walk across the street to Penn Station and hop a train for a quick trip to Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York; or other major East Coast destinations. 2. So much to do. How do you choose? Tourists routinely head for the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, downtown's upscale stores and eateries, but what about you? Nearly every Baltimore neighborhood has its own unique and quirky attractions. Spend an afternoon wandering around the 18th-century cobblestone streets of Fell's Point. Sample a crab cake at one of the city's historic open-air markets. Catch a popular local band or a new play in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Let us brag: Baltimore was named by Fodor's as one of the 15 Best Waterfront Cities in the World. 3. Baltimore is a city apart. Baltimore has more than its share of visual and performing arts. Within a close walking distance of UB, you'll find The Walters Art Museum, the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. UB's campus is also is home to Artscape, the nation's largest free arts festival. 4. This is Birdland. From UB's nearby Light Rail stop, it's a 10-minute ride south to Baltimore's two professional sports stadiums. Catch a Baltimore Orioles baseball game in the spring or enjoy fall football with the Baltimore Ravens. 5. Baltimore is a college town. UB is just one of many public and private colleges and universities in and around metropolitan Baltimore. That "college town feel" is one of the major benefits of living in the city. Get familiar with the Baltimore Collegetown Network and learn more about the ways these campuses contribute to the charm of Charm City.