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Chances of getting into Maryland Institute College of Art

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.9%
Admission Difficulty for Maryland Institute College of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into MICA and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,571 out of 4,024 applicants were admitted making MICA a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Maryland Institute College of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

MICA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1220

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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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >75%
1215 to 1350 Avg + 64%-75%
1080 to 1215 Avg - 51%-64%
945 to 1080 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 945 Low <38%
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MICA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Maryland Institute College of Art.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Maryland Institute College of Art admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >77%
26 to 29 Avg + 64%-77%
24 to 26 Avg - 54%-64%
22 to 24 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 22 Low <43%
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MICA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Maryland Institute College of Art?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MICA. 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. The school ranks #14 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MICA accepts 64% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Maryland Institute College of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,159 865 4,024
Accepted 2,018 553 2,571
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 318 87 405
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Maryland Institute College of Art and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Maryland Institute College of Art prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to MICA. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Maryland Institute College of Art?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to MICA. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Maryland Institute College of Art?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1350. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Maryland Institute College of Art?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.