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MICA Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

61.6%
Admission Difficulty for Maryland Institute College of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into MICA? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
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
Estimated Average SAT 1240
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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 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. 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.

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 >74%
1240 to 1350 Avg + 62%-74%
1130 to 1240 Avg - 49%-62%
1020 to 1130 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1020 Low <36%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. 26 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
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%

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 62% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Maryland Institute College of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,800 836 3,636
Accepted 1,725 515 2,240
Acceptance Rate 62% 62% 62%
Enrolled 326 97 423
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 19% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2019.

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.