UMBC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Maryland Baltimore County
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into UMBC and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,744 out of 11,201 applicants were admitted making UMBC 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 25 percent. University of Maryland Baltimore County typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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UMBC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1210|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland Baltimore County?
University of Maryland Baltimore County typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>72%|
|1315 to 1420||Avg +||60%-72%|
|1210 to 1315||Avg -||47%-60%|
|1105 to 1210||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 1105||Low||<34%|
UMBC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT27%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UMBC?
Admission data indicates that UMBC 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 #4 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Baltimore County.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>74%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||60%-74%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||50%-60%|
|22 to 24||Reach||39%-50%|
|Less than 22||Low||<39%|
Avg. High School GPA3.76
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Maryland Baltimore County. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland Baltimore County was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMBC accepts 60% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
57% of University of Maryland Baltimore County freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||25%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||30%||26%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Baltimore County and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.