MICA Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into MICA? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,808 out of 3,818 applicants or 47% were admitted making MICA a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Maryland Institute College of Art typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,974 844 3,818
Accepted 1,408 400 1,808
Acceptance Rate 47% 47% 47%
Enrolled 320 91 411
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Maryland Institute College of Art and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1350
SAT Reading 570 690
SAT Math 510 650
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >60%
1220 to 1350 Avg + 47%-60%
1090 to 1220 Avg - 34%-47%
960 to 1090 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 960 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Maryland Institute College of Art. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Maryland Institute College of Art was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to MICA will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Maryland Institute College of Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=163295 IPEDS survey data for Maryland Institute College of Art.

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