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The Surrounding Community

UMBC is located 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. and four miles from BWI Airport.

The nearby towns of Catonsville (Frederick Road) and Arbutus (East Drive) have retail districts with a variety of small shops and services. Ellicott City, 10 minutes away, is an historic mill town with excellent antique shops. Arundel Mills Mall, 15 minutes away, offers shopping, entertainment and restaurants.

UMBC offers daily shuttle services for students from campus to the BWI Rail Station, downtown Baltimore, Catonsville and Arbutus. On the weekends, students can pick up the Collegetown Shuttle downtown for free service to six other college campuses, Penn Station and Towson.

The open-air walkways and shops of Baltimore’s Harborplace, as well as Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, and M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Ravens, are also convenient to UMBC.

For more information about attractions in and around Baltimore, visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network on the Web.