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UMBC Facts

President: Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Student Enrollment, Fall 2014: 13,979
Graduate: 2,600
Undergraduate: 11,379
Full-time: 9,653 Undergraduate, 1,189 Graduate
Part-time: 1,726 Undergraduate, 1,411 Graduate
Freshman Class Profile, Fall 2014
First-time freshmen: 1,629
Living on campus 72%
Average GPA: 3.78
Average SAT: 1214 (2 part)   1801 (3 part)
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Faculty (Fall 2013): 501 Full-time, 268 Part-time
Staff (Fall 2013): 1,248
Undergraduate Tuition, Fees, Room & Board 2014-15
Residents: $20,496
Out-of-State Students: $33,244
(Learn more about costs 
here. View information on scholarships here.)
Operating Budget
$405 million
Research & Sponsored Programs
$74 million for research and training contracts and grants
Academic Programs

UMBC offers 54 majors and 32 minors, as well as 23 certificate programs, spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences, pre-professional studies and social sciences.

UMBC’s Graduate School offers 40 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 23 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.

Athletic Programs

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