Fast Facts

2021 First-Year Class Profile

  • Total First-Year Enrollment: 2,052
  • Average GPA: 3.97
  • Average SAT Score: 1316
  • Sex: 56% male; 44% female
  • Racial/Ethnic Diversity:
    • White: 28.5%
    • Asian American: 28%
    • African American: 23.5%
    • Hispanic: 8%
    • Other/unknown: 7%
    • International: 5%

Student Body

Fall 2021 Enrollment: 13,638

  • Undergraduate 10,835, graduate 2,803
  • Full-time: 10,683, part-time: 2,955
  • Male: 7,342, female: 6,296


  • 564 Full-time, 355 Part-time

2021-22 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

  • Resident Tuition & Fees $12,280, Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $28,470
  • Room & Board $12,600 (Double Room & The Ultimate Meal Plan)

Degrees: Bachelor, masters, doctorate, post-baccalaureate certificate, post-masters certificate

Mascot: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Spirit Colors: Black and Gold

Calendar: 2 semesters, winter session2 summer sessions

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. University-run Shuttle buses provide regular transportation to points in the surrounding area and Baltimore City.

Academic programs
60 majors in 55 distinct programs, 71 minors, and 37 certificate programs in the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technology, humanities, and visual and performing arts.

Graduate School
38 master’s degree programs, 25 doctoral degree programs, and 30 graduate certificate programs in education, engineering, imaging and digital arts, information technology, gerontology, life sciences, psychology, public policy, and others.

Arts and Cultural Events
UMBC is home to two art galleries (the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery) and two professional dance companies (the Baltimore Dance Project and Doug Hamby Dance). The Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB) provides state-of-the-art facilities for the UMBC Departments of Theatre, Music, and Dance, as well as the Linehan Concert Hall. In the PAHB you will find the 250-seat Proscenium Theatre and the 125-seat Black Box Theatre. Guest artists and faculty are presented in dozens of music, theatre, and dance performances each year. The Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum lecture series bring eminent scholars to UMBC throughout the year.

Athletic programs
More than 400 student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. The UMBC Retrievers participate in the America East Conference. Facilities include a 4,000-seat stadium and track and field complex, the 3,500-seat Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Arena, an indoor and outdoor aquatics complex, tennis courts, a soccer stadium, baseball and softball fields, and practice fields. A new Event Center that hosts all UMBC NCAA Athletic games for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball opened in January 2018.


Regional Accreditation
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Period of Accreditation: Member since 1966
Latest Self-Study Evaluation: 2015-2016
Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

State Authorization
UMBC is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to confer degrees.

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