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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,380 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 14 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

America East

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $102,215)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $62,025)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 45 26 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 13 13 - Yes
Lacrosse 37 25 Yes -
Soccer 27 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming and Diving 36 29 - -
Tennis 7 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 15.7%
Hispanic 3.7%
Non-resident alien 6.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 51.3%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 24 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 15
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Vanessa from Smithsburg, MD
  • 4
  • I live in Susquehanna and I think this is the best freshman dorm because it has a great sense of community. The other freshman dorms (Potomac, Patapsco, Chesapeake) are…

  • May-08-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Gaithersburg, MD
  • 3
  • i don't live in on campus, but i hear it's not that lively. although there are people who are trying to change that, and if you have friends, you can…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 3
  • i don't live on campus, but from my friends, i can imagine dorm life to be safe, yet friendly.…

  • Jan-21-2012 Read More
  • Kyle from Burtonsville, MD
  • 4
  • whether it's an older building like chesapeake or a newer building like harbor, the dorms are great. they have living conditions for any type of lifestyle and can accommodate your…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Sarah-current freshman
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food can be kinda bleh sometimes and gets repetitive after a while since there aren't a ton of choices, but its not bad really.

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  • 2
  • Timothy from Pikesville, MD
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is average to below average, something that could be fixed with competition. Dining hall has been known to cause food poisoning. Workers can be rude

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  • 4
  • Brianna from Baltimore, MD
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Although many people are quick to say it's nothing like home cooking, I wouldn't expect the campus to be able to accommodate food choices for every single student. They try their best to provide different options, including East Asian and hispanic style food, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher options. They also try to take inspiration from different cultures in order to provide a more homely experience to the vast array of cultures and ethnicities that inhabit our campus, including greek, indian, and persian food selections. Although it indeed is nothing like a five star restaurant or mom's home cooking, I applaud the food service staff for preparing delicious meals to thousands of students daily.

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  • 4
  • Joseph from Forest Hill, MD
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options for where and what to eat, as well as some superb meal plans. The Dinning Hall is decent enough most of the time, but occasionally you should avoid it.

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  • 3
  • Diana from Potomac, MD
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    True Grits is UMBC's Dining Hall (meaning buffet style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The food there is decent, meaning it may be off some days, but it also may be great! If you don't feeling like eating buffet styled or eating something more centralized, there's always the Commons, the University Center, or the Administration Cafe!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah-current freshman
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not in Greek life, by my roommate is and she loves it. It's not as party-oriented as at some schools, and there aren't houses, but they still seem to have great sisterhood (or brotherhood) and have a lot of fun.

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  • 0
  • Timothy from Pikesville, MD
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    a few fraternities and sororities, nothing special they're pretty open when it comes to recruitment. No frathouses due to county law.

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  • 0
  • Diana from Potomac, MD
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a very lively greek life at UMBC. Many of my friends are part of sororities and fraternities there. Any student can find out more information during the school's Involvement Fest during the beginning of each school semester.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Less than 10% of the school is involved. They are very active and are always in the Breezeway having bake sales.Meet lots of people

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Salisbury, MD
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of Greek life around here, but not necessarily of the traditional kind. They're not known for their partying, and they focus a lot on fundraising for charities.

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