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Who Are UMBC Students?

UMBC is proud to be one of the fastest-growing and most diverse public research universities in the nation. We attract students from all 50 U.S. states as well as from over 100 countries. Our students bring with them a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, which serve as the foundation of our culture of inclusive excellence. The diversity of our student body makes us stronger, providing for a robust exchange of ideas that prepares our students to be visionary leaders in the globalized 21st century economy. To learn more about UMBC’s Student Body, please visit the Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support (IRADS) webpage or the Office of Student Life webpage.

By the Numbers in 2016

UMBC is in the top 50 most ethnically diverse colleges, according to Best College Reviews http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/top-ethnically-diverse-colleges/.

2016 Freshman Class Profile
  • Total Freshman Enrollment: 1,538
  • Average GPA: 3.75
  • Average SAT Score: 1216 (2 part)
  • Gender: 60% men; 40% women
  • Living on campus: 75%
  • Racial/Ethnic Diversity:
    • White: 45%
    • Asian American: 24%
    • African American: 14%
    • Hispanic: 7%
    • Other/unknown: 6%
    • International: 4%
Student Body

Fall 2016 Enrollment 13,640

  • Undergraduate 11,142, graduate 2,498
  • Full-time 10,651, part-time 2,989
  • Male 7,495, female 6,145

Minority Enrollment: 45%

  • African American: 16%
  • Asian American: 19%
  • Hispanic: 6%

Access more information at http://about.umbc.edu/

By the Numbers in 2013:
  • Total Undergraduate enrollment: 11,136
  • Maryland residents: 91.7%

Distribution by College

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:  4347
  • College of Engineering and Information Technology:  3051
  • College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences:  2613
  • School of Social Work:  360
  • Erickson School of Aging:  44

Most Popular Majors

  • Biological Sciences:  1662
  • Psychology:  971
  • Computer Science:  903
  • Information Systems: 863

Gender Balance

  • Male: 54.6%
  • Female: 45.4%

Enrollment Status

  • Enrolled full-time: 85.5%
  • Enrolled part-time: 14.5%

Average time to degree: 4.3 years

SATs

  • 1216 (2 part)
  • 1800 (3 part)

This information was extrapolated from the IRADS Databook. More information can be found there and in the UMBC Data Gallery.

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