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Your chances of getting into University of Baltimore

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Baltimore
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UB is 89.3%.  Its admission rate is the 26th lowest in Maryland.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UB and can you get accepted?

University of Baltimore is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 134 out of the 150 who applied were admitted.

University of Baltimore typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.89. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UB?

89% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Baltimore you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.89 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 990 on the SAT


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into University of Baltimore?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UB are to have around a 2.89 high school GPA. You can get into UB with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.89 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UB accepts 89% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UB is 2.89 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in Maryland for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UB is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UB SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Baltimore. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 23% of students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Baltimore
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 450
Composite 25th Percentile 920
SAT Scores for University of Baltimore
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 540
Math 75th Percentile 510
Composite 75th Percentile 1050
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Baltimore?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UB is 990 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 920-1050. Students who get into University of Baltimore score in the top 74 percent of all SAT test takers..  UB ranks #15 in the state of Maryland for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 990 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UB regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 920, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Baltimore is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 990 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 985, you have around a 89% chance of being admitted. A 1050 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 94% chance of getting in.

University of Baltimore admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1050 and Above Good >94%
985 to 1050 Avg + 89%-94%
920 to 985 Avg - 81%-89%
855 to 920 Reach 69%-81%
Less than 855 Low <69%
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UB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of Baltimore
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for University of Baltimore
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Baltimore admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 97 53 150
Accepted 91 43 134
Acceptance Rate 94% 81% 89%
Enrolled 18 13 31
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 30% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Baltimore is $35.

Application Requirements

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

University of Baltimore Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Baltimore
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Baltimore often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161873 IPEDS survey data for University of Baltimore.


Does University of Baltimore prefer SAT or ACT?

23% of students submit their SAT scores to UB.

What is my chance of getting into University of Baltimore?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to UB. Admission competition is 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 University of Baltimore?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1050. The average SAT score is 985. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.