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College Park, Maryland

University of Maryland-College Park Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Maryland College Park

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
44.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland College Park
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University of Maryland-College Park and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,096 out of 33,922 applicants were admitted making University of Maryland-College Park a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. University of Maryland College Park typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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University of Maryland-College Park SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1340-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
62%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1510
Average SAT Score 1430

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland College Park?

University of Maryland College Park typically requires applicants to be in the top 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maryland College Park admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >58%
1425 to 1510 Avg + 45%-58%
1340 to 1425 Avg - 32%-45%
1255 to 1340 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1255 Low <22%
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University of Maryland-College Park ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Maryland-College Park?

Admission data indicates that University of Maryland-College Park regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland College Park.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maryland College Park admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >58%
31 to 33 Avg + 45%-58%
29 to 31 Avg - 32%-45%
27 to 29 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 27 Low <22%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.11
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Maryland College Park. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland College Park was 4.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Maryland for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Maryland-College Park will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maryland College Park students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 82% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 5% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% of University of Maryland College Park freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Maryland College Park students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 71%
Top 25% of class 88%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Maryland College Park admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,174 16,748 33,922
Accepted 7,497 7,599 15,096
Acceptance Rate 44% 45% 45%
Enrolled 1,920 2,236 4,156
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 20, 2020
Days left to Apply
62

Applicants have 62 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 20, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Maryland-College Park before the Jan 20 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

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

University of Maryland College Park 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 College Park
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=163286 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland College Park.