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.

2019 Freshman Class Profile

  • Total Freshman Enrollment: 1,701
  • Average GPA: 3.89
  • Average SAT Score: 1275 (2 part)
  • Gender: 57.7% men; 42.3% women
  • Living on campus: 71%
  • Racial/Ethnic Diversity:
    • White: 39%
    • Asian American: 26%
    • African American: 18%
    • Hispanic: 7%
    • Other/unknown: 7%
    • International: 3%

2019 Student Body

Fall Enrollment 13,602

  • Undergraduate 11,060, graduate 2,542
  • Full-time 10,693, part-time 2,909
  • Male 7,399, female 6,203

Minority Enrollment: 49.8%

  • African American: 17.8%
  • Asian American: 19.4%
  • Hispanic: 7.6%
  • Other: 5.0 %

By the Numbers in 2016

26% of UMBC students are first generation. The First-Gen Student Advocate Training explores how to support First-Gen Students from intersectional and assets-based lenses.

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

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

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

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