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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daniel from Bowie, MD
  • 4
  • dorm life is not bad. the freshmen dorms are not that great if you live in potomac hall but they are pretty nice if you live in patapsco or susquehanna.…

  • Jan-23-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jenna from Clarksville, MD
  • Jan-07-2015 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
  • Dec-29-2014 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
  • Nov-09-2014 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
  • Aug-11-2014 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
  • Jun-18-2014 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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  • 4
  • Karen from Baltimore, MD
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Our dining hall is great. It's called True Grits and they serve great food all the time. It is a buffet system so one swipe gets you unlimited food. Other food places are located in the Commons. There are many options there as well. There is a sushi place, a sub place, Au Bon Pain, a pizza place, and much more. They all offer great food.

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  • 3
  • Godwin from Clarksville, MD
  • May-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus i mediocre, but not totally bad. There are a variety of foods that are available to the students; however, as you live on campus, the food will become an everyday thing and your taste towards the food will diminish. Not to say that it may happen to you, but it certainly happened to me.

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  • 3
  • Jean from Glen Burnie, MD
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The reason food and dining at UMBC only has three stars is because of pricing. If you have a meal plan, you'll find each meal has a value of $5.50 but works for getting into True Grits (our main dining hall) and most of the other restaurants on campus. If you don't have a meal plan, it's $9-11 to get into True Grits throughout the day, and a little less at the other restaurants. There are technically four cafes on campus. One is in the administration building and has full breakfast features but limited hours it's open. The library has Pura Vida, a small cafe with coffee, smoothies and tea as well as an assortment of salads and baked goods. There's a Starbucks on Academic Row that has everything a normal location would. Then in the Commons there is an Au Bon Pain which serves breakfast goods as well as soups, sandwiches and a pretty good macaroni and cheese. For regular dining options, there is the already mentioned True Grits, which is open four times a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and late night. It features vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher food as well as pretty much any other food a buffet would have such as pasta, steak, hamburgers, etc. Other places to eat include Salsaritas (tex-mex), Wild Greens (salad place), Mondo's (subs) and the Grill (American). There's also a chinese food place which has good sushi and crab wontons, a vegan place that has an unfortunately limited selection, and an Italian place that features pizza, pasta and strombolis. There are also options like Outtakes which sells pre-packaged foods and drinks, and The Yum Shoppe in the Commons which has a lot of options and is the closest thing to a grocery store on campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from Erie, DE
  • Aug-11-2014 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
  • Jun-05-2014 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
  • May-29-2014 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
  • 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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