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UMBC Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UMBC? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,316 out of 10,629 applicants or 59% were admitted making UMBC a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Maryland Baltimore County typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,530 5,099 10,629
Accepted 3,130 3,186 6,316
Acceptance Rate 57% 62% 59%
Enrolled 638 921 1,559
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 29% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland Baltimore County 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 1180 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 1085. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1275 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 1180 1370
SAT Reading 590 680
SAT Math 590 700
ACT Composite 24 29
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
1370 and Above Good >71%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 59%-71%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 46%-59%
1085 to 1180 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 1085 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Maryland Baltimore County. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maryland Baltimore County was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMBC accepts 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 53% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland Baltimore County 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 Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.