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How hard is it to get into Maryland and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,585 out of 33,012 applicants were admitted making Maryland 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 12 percent. University of Maryland College Park typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1470|
|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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1470 and Above||Good||>57%|
|1375 to 1470||Avg +||44%-57%|
|1280 to 1375||Avg -||32%-44%|
|1185 to 1280||Reach||21%-32%|
|Less than 1185||Low||<21%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||31|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Maryland?
Admission data indicates that Maryland 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 26 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 for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland College Park.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>60%|
|31 to 34||Avg +||44%-60%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||34%-44%|
|27 to 29||Reach||25%-34%|
|Less than 27||Low||<25%|
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 4.11 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 Maryland will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
71% 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||71%|
|Top 25% of class||88%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Bottom 50% of class||2%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||30%||29%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2020.
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.
44% 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 1280 and 1470. 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 29 and 34. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.