Maryland Admission RequirementsCollege Park, Maryland
Chances of getting into University of Maryland College Park
How hard is it to get into Maryland and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,796 out of 33,497 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 11 percent. University of Maryland College Park typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 30% 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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Maryland SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT71%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1290|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1470|
|Average SAT Score||1380|
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 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1200. 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. 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|
|1470 and Above||Good||>60%|
|1380 to 1470||Avg +||47%-60%|
|1290 to 1380||Avg -||34%-47%|
|1200 to 1290||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 1200||Low||<23%|
Maryland ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT29%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|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 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 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. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maryland College Park.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>60%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||47%-60%|
|29 to 31||Avg -||34%-47%|
|27 to 29||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 27||Low||<23%|
Avg. High School GPA4.11
Typical High School GradesA
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 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|
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%||33%||30%|
Applications were DueJan 20, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 20, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland College Park 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=163286 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland College Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
71% of students submit their SAT scores to Maryland. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
47% 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 1290 and 1470. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.