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University of Maryland-College Park Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Maryland-College Park? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 12,760 out of 28,434 applicants or 45% were admitted making University of Maryland-College Park a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. University of Maryland College Park typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 14,521 13,913 28,434
Accepted 6,350 6,410 12,760
Acceptance Rate 44% 46% 45%
Enrolled 1,798 2,161 3,959
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland College Park 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 1280 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 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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 1280 1470
SAT Reading 640 710
SAT Math 640 760
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
1470 and Above Good >58%
1375 to 1470 Avg + 45%-58%
1280 to 1375 Avg - 32%-45%
1185 to 1280 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1185 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 20, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maryland College Park 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=163286 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland College Park.