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MICA Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

57.1%
Admission Difficulty for Maryland Institute College of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into MICA? The school has a 57% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,984 out of 3,475 applicants were admitted making MICA a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 39 percent. Maryland Institute College of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1100-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Maryland Institute College of Art?

Maryland Institute College of Art typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 975. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1225 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Maryland Institute College of Art admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >69%
1225 to 1350 Avg + 57%-69%
1100 to 1225 Avg - 44%-57%
975 to 1100 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 975 Low <31%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MICA?

Admission data indicates that MICA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Maryland Institute College of Art.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Maryland Institute College of Art admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >69%
25 to 28 Avg + 57%-69%
22 to 25 Avg - 44%-57%
19 to 22 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 19 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.45
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Maryland Institute College of Art. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Maryland Institute College of Art was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MICA accepts 57% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Maryland Institute College of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,606 869 3,475
Accepted 1,488 496 1,984
Acceptance Rate 57% 57% 57%
Enrolled 263 88 351
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
105

Applicants have 105 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to MICA before the Apr 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Maryland Institute College of Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Maryland Institute College of Art Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Maryland Institute College of Art
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163295 IPEDS survey data for Maryland Institute College of Art.