Chances of getting into University of Maryland Baltimore County

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UMBC and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,790 out of 11,720 applicants were admitted making UMBC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Baltimore County
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for University of Maryland Baltimore County
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 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

University of Maryland Baltimore County admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >70%
1275 to 1360 Avg + 58%-70%
1190 to 1275 Avg - 45%-58%
1105 to 1190 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1105 Low <32%
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UMBC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Baltimore County
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Maryland Baltimore County
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
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 #5 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maryland Baltimore County admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >72%
26 to 29 Avg + 58%-72%
24 to 26 Avg - 47%-58%
22 to 24 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 22 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.76
Typical High School Grades
A-

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 #4 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 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maryland Baltimore County students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 53% Good
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

High School Class Rank

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 for admitted University of Maryland Baltimore County students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Maryland Baltimore County admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,184 5,536 11,720
Accepted 3,379 3,411 6,790
Acceptance Rate 55% 62% 58%
Enrolled 747 1,047 1,794
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 31% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Baltimore County and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Maryland Baltimore County
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=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Frequently Asked Questions

91% of students submit their SAT scores to UMBC. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

58% of those who apply are granted admission to UMBC. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1360. 91% 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 24 and 29. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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