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University of Maryland-Baltimore County 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…

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Ingrid from Bowie, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a homebody, and consider UMBC to have a lot of food options (especially healthy ones!!) True Grits, the main dining hall, gets a lot of flack, but if you eat in moderation, there's no way you can get the freshman 15. However, the food options aren't perfect. We're about to have Einstein's Bagel Bros in our Library, but we still have a long way to go with food venues that cater to all students. If you are a vegetarian or Muslim you will probably be restricted in the food choices UMBC offers. We have Outtakes and Wild Greens and a "kosher" menu for these groups, but it would be great if the school partnered with bigger food orgs to expand their meal options. Another thing is, on the weekends, only two food venues are open, True Grits/Outtakes and Salsaritas. This was the biggest issue I had, because I stayed on campus on the weekends like many others, and felt cheated of my meal plan since there were only 2 venues to choose from! They need to open up more shops on the weekends.

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  • 3
  • Red from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Food is not fabulous - some days are better than others, but still not great. UMBC is working on adding more options, but for now food leaves a lot to be desired most days.

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  • 5
  • Olivia
  • I am a current student here

    The food is awesome for a college campus. There's the dining hall (usually called D-Hall), food in Commons, The Yum Shoppe, and other places on campus. The dining hall is great (it's buffet style, so it's like $11 if you don't have a meal plan, but it's really cost effective if you have a meal plan, which makes it more like $6 for basically a buffet). Commons has Chinese, Indian, Mexican, and Italian (including pizza) food, Au Bon pain (sort of like Panera if you haven't had it before), and a chicken place (that apparently puts Old Bay on everything but I haven't tried it). The Yum Shoppe is great little convenience store underneath the bookstore in Commons (just go down the stairs next to the bookstore and turn left) that has all kinds of stuff to eat. There's also a Chick-fil-A and Starbucks in University Center, a little bakery place in the library (first floor), and a café in the Administration building.

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  • 3
  • Jenna from Clarksville, MD
  • I am a current student here

    There are many food options on campus. We even have a Chik-fil-a which I love! The only bad thing is that they are not open as late as many students would like but there are two 24/7 convenience stores located at the dining hall and the commons.

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  • 4
  • from Severn, MD
  • I am a current student here

    The school provides all types of different kind of foods. Chinese, pizza, chik fil a, and even a salad bar if you are in the mood for healthy eating. Also if you are not feeling like eating around school there are many different locations you can order from for delivery.

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  • 4
  • UMBC Retriever
  • I am a current student here

    There are numerous food options, that include vegetarian and vegan options, healthier selections (i.e., whole grain, multigrain, egg whites, an AWESOME salad bar), and culturally variant dishes!

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Erie, DE
  • I am a current student here

    Depending on whether you go to the Commons or True Grits (dining hall), there is always a big selection of foods with all options and considerate dining hall chefs and servers. Too be completely honest, the food is not soul food or mom's cooking, but there are some good meals like ribs and pizza. The commons is pretty good, but you have to be careful because some of the meals go over the allocated amount for a meal (if you have a meal plan).

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  • 3
  • Alina from Columbia, MD
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's college, but it isn't bad. Chick fil a and Starbucks are right on campus for our enjoyment.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Red from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't very big on campus, but they do have a presence. If you want to be in a sorority or frat, you can be, but not much emphasis on Greek life outside of the orgs.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Erie, DE
  • I am a current student here

    There are multiple greek organizations on campus, but greek life is not as prevalent due to the fact that not many of them have houses off of campus. Also, the campus is very dry so many greek organizations do not have a strong party presence.

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  • 0
  • Karen from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at this school is very dead. There are no greek houses on campus, there are only a few sororities/frats that people know about, there are very few greek events.. and so on.

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  • 0
  • Jean from Glen Burnie, MD
  • I am a current student here

    We have a very strong and healthy Greek community on campus that is guided by our Greek Life office. There is zero tolerance for hazing or any other inappropriate behavior. Our organizations are driven to be conscious of the community through service initiatives usually lead by individuals within the group who reach out to the others for co-op events.

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  • 0
  • Sarah-current freshman
  • 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
  • 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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