President: Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Student Enrollment, Fall 2012: 13,637
Freshman Class Profile, Fall 2012
First-time freshmen: 1,560
Living on campus 75%
Average GPA: 3.7
Average SAT: 1223 (critical reading and mathematics)
Faculty: 482 Full-time, 258 Part-time
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2012-13
Out-of-State Students: $20,826
(Learn more about costs here. View information on scholarships here.)
Research & Sponsored Programs
$78 million for research and training contracts and grants
UMBC offers 42 majors and 41 minors, as well as 17 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences.
UMBC’s Graduate School offers 37 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 21 graduate certificate programs. Programs are offered in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, information technology, aging services, life sciences, psychology, public policy and a host of other fields.
More than 400 student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division I sports. The UMBC Retrievers participate in the America East Conference. Facilities include a 4,500-seat stadium and track and field complex, the 4,000-seat Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Arena, an indoor and outdoor aquatics complex, tennis courts, a soccer stadium, baseball and softball fields and practice fields. UMBC’s mascot is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and our spirit colors are black and gold.
UMBC is located on 500 acres 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. BWI Airport is five minutes away, as are AMTRAK and light rail stations. For information on visiting, go here.
UMBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, Inc.; and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland
For more information, contact:
Office of Institutional Advancement