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Frostburg State University Admission Requirements

Frostburg, Maryland

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Your chances of getting into Frostburg State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

86.1%
Admission Difficulty for Frostburg State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Frostburg State University is 86.1%.  Its admission rate is the 19th lowest in Maryland.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Frostburg State University and can you get accepted?

Frostburg State University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,689 out of the 4,287 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 980/1200 ACT 17/25). Frostburg State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Frostburg State University?

86% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Frostburg State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Frostburg State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.5

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Frostburg State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Frostburg State University are to have around a 3.5 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Frostburg State University accepts 86% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Frostburg State University is 3.5 on the 4.0 scale. 25% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #12 in Maryland for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Frostburg State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 25.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Frostburg State University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Frostburg State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

980-1200

Applicants Submitting SAT 

33%
SAT Scores for Frostburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 480
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Frostburg State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Frostburg State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Frostburg State University is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1200. Students who get into Frostburg State University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  Frostburg State University ranks #9 in the state of Maryland for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1090 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Frostburg State University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 870, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 33 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1090 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1090, you have around a 86% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

Frostburg State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >92%
1090 to 1200 Avg + 86%-92%
980 to 1090 Avg - 76%-86%
870 to 980 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 870 Low <63%
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Frostburg State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

4%
ACT Scores for Frostburg State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Frostburg State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Frostburg State University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Frostburg State University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 25.  The school ranks #10 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

4 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Frostburg State University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Frostburg State University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 86% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 25 ACT score.

Frostburg State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >92%
21 to 25 Avg + 86%-92%
17 to 21 Avg - 76%-86%
13 to 17 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 13 Low <63%
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High School Class Rank

61% of Frostburg State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 29% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Frostburg State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 61%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Frostburg State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,320 1,967 4,287
Accepted 2,026 1,663 3,689
Acceptance Rate 87% 85% 86%
Enrolled 292 295 587
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Frostburg State University is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Frostburg State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Frostburg State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Frostburg State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Frostburg State University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.5 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1090 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162584 IPEDS survey data for Frostburg State University.

FAQs

Does Frostburg State University prefer SAT or ACT?

33% of students submit their SAT scores to Frostburg State University. 4% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Frostburg State University?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Frostburg State University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Frostburg State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1090. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Frostburg State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.