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Welcome to UMBC

UMBC is defined by makers, explorers, doers and dreamers. Whatever your passion, at UMBC you’ll find a program to truly challenge and excite you, while working side by side with phenomenal professors, accomplished mentors, and leading researchers. Ours is an incredible and diverse community, but what makes it unique is the way everyone comes together to learn, solve problems, and just have fun. Because no matter who you are, we are all Retrievers.

Fast Facts

2018-19 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

  • Resident Tuition $11,778, Non-Resident Tuition $26,872, Room & Board $12,046

Degrees: Bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, certificate
Mascot: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Spirit Colors: Black and Gold
Calendar: 2 semesters, winter session, 2 summer sessions
Recent UMBC Achievements (pdf)

2018 Freshman Class Profile

  • Total Freshman Enrollment: 1,794
  • Average GPA: 3.86
  • Average SAT Score: 1278 (2 part)
  • Gender: 58.4% men; 41.6% women
  • Living on campus: 69%
  • Racial/Ethnic Diversity:
    • White: 40%
    • Asian American: 25%
    • African American: 16.5%
    • Hispanic: 7.7%
    • Other/unknown: 7%
    • International: 3.4%

Student Body

Fall 2018 Enrollment 13,767

  • Undergraduate 11,260, graduate 2,507
  • Full-time 10,828, part-time 2,939
  • Male 7,536, female 6,231

Minority Enrollment: 48.6%

  • African American: 17.2%
  • Asian American: 19.6%
  • Hispanic: 7.1%
  • Other: 4.7%

Faculty

  • 546 Full-time, 292 Part-time

Meet Our President

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since May 1992.  His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. Learn more.

UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland.