Chances of getting into Morgan State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.2%
Admission Difficulty for Morgan State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Morgan State and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,718 out of 8,631 applicants were admitted making Morgan State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Morgan State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Morgan State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1000

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Morgan State University?

Morgan State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Morgan State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >77%
1000 to 1080 Avg + 66%-77%
920 to 1000 Avg - 53%-66%
840 to 920 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 840 Low <40%
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Morgan State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Morgan State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Morgan State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Morgan State?

Admission data indicates that Morgan State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morgan State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Morgan State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >77%
18 to 20 Avg + 66%-77%
16 to 18 Avg - 53%-66%
14 to 16 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.65
Typical High School Grades
C+

You can get into Morgan State University with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Morgan State University was 2.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Morgan State accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Morgan State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 3% Good
3.50 to 3.75 5% Good
3.25 to 3.50 4% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Good
2.75 to 3.00 34% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 36% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Morgan State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,692 2,939 8,631
Accepted 3,753 1,965 5,718
Acceptance Rate 66% 67% 66%
Enrolled 793 542 1,335
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Morgan State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Morgan State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Morgan State University
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=163453 IPEDS survey data for Morgan State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Morgan State. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Morgan State. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1080. 89% 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 16 and 20. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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