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Morgan State Admission Requirements

Baltimore, Maryland

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Chances of getting into Morgan State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Morgan State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Morgan State and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,532 out of 8,155 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 75 percent. Morgan State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Morgan State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morgan State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
570-840
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 340
SAT Math 25th 230
SAT Composite 25th 570
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 430
SAT Math 75th 410
SAT Composite 75th 840
Average SAT Score 710

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

Morgan State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 570 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 430. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 710 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Morgan State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
840 and Above Good >78%
705 to 840 Avg + 68%-78%
570 to 705 Avg - 56%-68%
435 to 570 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 435 Low <42%
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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 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Morgan State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
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 #19 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morgan State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Morgan State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >78%
18 to 20 Avg + 68%-78%
16 to 18 Avg - 56%-68%
14 to 16 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 14 Low <42%
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Morgan State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Morgan State University?

You can get into Morgan State 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 68% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Morgan State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,497 2,658 8,155
Accepted 3,746 1,786 5,532
Acceptance Rate 68% 67% 68%
Enrolled 856 518 1,374
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 29% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Nov 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Nov 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Morgan State University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Morgan State University and what student information is used for 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 Required
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.

FAQs

Does Morgan State University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Morgan State University?

68% 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.

What SAT score is required for Morgan State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 570 and 840. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Morgan State University?

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.