The acceptance rate at Maryland is 51%. It ranks #4 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Maryland is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 16,382 out of 32,147 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 11 percent (SAT 1270/1480 ACT 30/34). University of Maryland College Park typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.36. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Maryland application fee is $75 and applications are due by Nov 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Maryland College Park is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1480|
|Average SAT Score||1380
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland College Park?
University of Maryland College Park typically prefers applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1160. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. Maryland ranks #2 in Maryland and #67 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Maryland?
Admission data indicates that Maryland regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Maryland and #40 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland College Park.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of Maryland College Park?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Maryland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland College Park was 4.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Maryland accepts 51% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||0.2%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||3.2%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||1.6%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||0.8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.5%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.1%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
73% of University of Maryland College Park freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||73%|
|Top 25% of class||89%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||28%||27%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Maryland College Park is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland College Park and what student information is used for 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=163286 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland College Park.
71% of students submit their SAT scores to Maryland. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to Maryland. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1480. 71% 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 30 and 34. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.