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University of Maryland-College Park Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

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

Can I get into University of Maryland-College Park? The school has a 45% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

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
Estimated Average SAT 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. 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%

ACT Requirements

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
Estimated Average ACT 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. 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Admission Chances
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 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 20, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 20, 2019.

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.