MICA Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Maryland Institute College of Art
How hard is it to get into MICA and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,240 out of 3,636 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Maryland Institute College of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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MICA SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT61%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1240 to 1350||Avg +||62%-74%|
|1130 to 1240||Avg -||49%-62%|
|1020 to 1130||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 1020||Low||<36%|
MICA ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT26%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|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. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Maryland Institute College of Art.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>76%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||62%-76%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||52%-62%|
|22 to 24||Reach||41%-52%|
|Less than 22||Low||<41%|
Avg. High School GPA3.45
Typical High School GradesB+
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. 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 62% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||19%||19%|
Applications are DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply133
Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.
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|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Maryland Institute College of Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.