The Dental School is an integral part of this campus for the professions. The University educates a majority of the region's health care, legal, and social service practitioners. Located on 24.6 acres in downtown Baltimore, the campus began in 1807 with the founding of the School of Medicine.
The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery began in 1840. Today, these two schools share the campus with the schools of law, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and graduate studies. The University of Maryland Medical System and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center are health care partners located within the urban campus. UMB's location in the booming Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis triangle maximizes the opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions, and life sciences industries.
Baltimore City is the location of significant events in the nation's history, including the writing of the national anthem. The city maintains a strong feeling for the past as typified by the charming neighborhoods of restored houses and an abundance of historic buildings. Baltimore combines the sophistication of a large metropolitan city and easy accessibility to surrounding mountains, beaches and rural areas.
Several blocks from campus is the national acclaimed Inner Harbor area, where Harborplace, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and office buildings share an attractive waterfront with hotels, restaurants, condominiums and removated townhouses. Connecting the downtown area to the outskirts of the city are the Baltimore Metro subway system and a ligh rail system.
As a cultural center, Baltimore has offerings to please the most discriminating, including a world-class symphony orchestra, fine museums, libraries and professional theater groups. For sports fans, Baltimore features baseball and football stadiums within walking distance of the campus, as well as professional soccer, collegiate and club lacrosse and the nationally acclaimed Preakness. Nearby the Chesapeake Bay offers unparalleled water sports and the seafood for which the region is famous.