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Acceptance Rate 49.6%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.79%
Applicants 185,456
Admitted 91,989
Enrolled 21,888

Applying To Maryland Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 49.6% at Maryland colleges and universities where total 185,456 students have applied and 91,989 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $67.16 and the graduate application fees is $60.40. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Maryland colleges.
General Admission Information of Maryland Colleges
Open Admission Policy54 out of 92 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 67.16
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 60.40
Average Acceptance Rate49.6%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.79%
Average Test Scores1,117 SAT / 69 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 185,456 students (82,931 men and 102,525 women) applied to and 91,989 (37,254 men and 54,735 women) students were accepted to admit Maryland Colleges. Among them, 10,114 men and 11,774 women were enrolled into Maryland schools. The average acceptance rate is 49.60% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.79%. The table below shows the Maryland colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Maryland Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants185,45682,931102,525
Admitted91,98937,25454,735
Enrolled21,88810,11411,774
Acceptance Rate 49.60% 44.92% 53.39%
Enrollment Ratio 23.79% 27.15% 21.51%
[Chart]Maryland Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Maryland college, 14,764 students (78.70% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,138 students (19.65%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,216 and 25th percentile score is 1,017. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 79 and 25th percentile score is 60. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Maryland colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Maryland Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing517.50611.75
SAT Math499.50604.50
ACT Composite20.4526.25
ACT Math19.3725.63
ACT English20.1626.79
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Maryland Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Maryland Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Maryland Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Maryland State, 47 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester47 out of 92 schools
Quarter1 out of 92 schools
Trimester1 out of 92 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 92 schools
Other academic year5 out of 92 schools
Differs by program7 out of 92 schools
Continuous24 out of 92 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 92 schools
Next table describes credits that Maryland colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits42 out of 92 schools
Credits for Life Experiences29 out of 92 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits45 out of 92 schools
Credit for Military Training43 out of 92 schools

Application Requirements

24 Maryland schools require High School GPA and 22 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 15 Maryland colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Maryland colleges.
Admission Checklist for Maryland Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA242
High School Rank18
High School Record (or Transcript)224
Completion of College Preparatory Program815
Recommendations186
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores154
TOEFL213
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00