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#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

Morgan State Admission Requirements

Baltimore, Maryland

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Chances of getting into Morgan State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Morgan State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Morgan State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Morgan State is 74%.  It ranks #11 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Morgan State is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,082 out of 9,623 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent (SAT 910/1070 ACT 16/20). Morgan State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Morgan State application fee is $35 and applications are due by Nov 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to 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 COVID-19.

Morgan State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
910-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Morgan State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. Morgan State ranks #11 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Morgan State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1070 and Above Good >84%
990 to 1070 Avg + 74%-84%
910 to 990 Avg - 60%-74%
830 to 910 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 830 Low <44%
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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 18
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 #11 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morgan State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >84%
18 to 20 Avg + 74%-84%
16 to 18 Avg - 60%-74%
14 to 16 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 14 Low <44%
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Morgan State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.1
Typical High School Grades 
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Morgan State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Morgan State University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 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 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% of Morgan State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Morgan State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 56%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Morgan State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,631 2,990 9,623
Accepted 4,881 2,201 7,082
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 769 444 1,213
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Morgan State University Application 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?

74% 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 910 and 1070. 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.