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Chances of getting into University of Maryland College Park

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maryland College Park
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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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 quarter of their high school class.

Maryland SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1380

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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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maryland College Park admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Maryland ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for University of Maryland College Park
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 27
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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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 >60%
31 to 33 Avg + 47%-60%
29 to 31 Avg - 34%-47%
27 to 29 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 27 Low <23%
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Maryland GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.11
Typical High School Grades
A

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.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Maryland College Park admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,172 16,325 33,497
Accepted 8,239 7,557 15,796
Acceptance Rate 48% 46% 47%
Enrolled 2,269 2,479 4,748
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland College Park and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Maryland College Park prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to Maryland. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Maryland College Park?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Maryland College Park?

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.

What ACT score is required for University of Maryland College Park?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.