Maryland Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Maryland for 2020

These are the most selective colleges in Maryland. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants. Leading the list is United States Naval Academy which sent acceptance letters to only 9% of the 16,086 students who applied and rejected 91%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

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    • SAT Range 1150/1370
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.8*
    • Students: 4,512
    • Tuition:$0
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 9%
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    United States Naval Academy

    • SAT Range 1450/1560
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 26,152
    • Tuition:$53,740
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 11%
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    Johns Hopkins University

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 2.98*
    • Students: 6,320
    • Tuition:$8,234
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • SAT Range 880/1030
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.91*
    • Students: 2,738
    • Tuition:$8,873
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • SAT Range 1290/1470
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 4.11
    • Students: 41,200
    • Tuition:$10,595
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
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    University of Maryland College Park