|Admission Standards||Very High|
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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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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
|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%|
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.
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||16%||16%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Maryland Institute College of Art and what student information is used for 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.
58% of students submit their SAT scores to MICA. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.