Currently there are about 35000 active students at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta consisting of vocational, undergraduate, master and doctoral students. Students are studying in various fields of science such as social, exact and religious.

UMS students come from all over Indonesia. There are also students from abroad such as Thailand, Filiphina, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Romania, and Slovakia. Some of them take a science courses and some others take a religius studies.

UMS provides guidance to students outside the academic field, including: Introduction of New Students (PK-PMB / Masta), English Tutorial Program, Basic Leadership Training (LDK), Sports, Arts, Reasoning, Journalism and others.