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Chances of getting into Maryland Institute College of Art

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.3%
Admission Difficulty for Maryland Institute College of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
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 #11 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,379 out of 3,702 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 46 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.

MICA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1160

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1290 and Above Good >75%
1160 to 1290 Avg + 64%-75%
1030 to 1160 Avg - 51%-64%
900 to 1030 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 900 Low <38%
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MICA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Maryland Institute College of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 18 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 2018 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%
25 to 29 Avg + 64%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 53%-64%
19 to 22 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 19 Low <42%
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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 2,736 966 3,702
Accepted 1,758 621 2,379
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 314 111 425
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
121

Applicants have 121 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are 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 difficult 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 1030 and 1290. 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 22 and 29. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.