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Acceptance Rate 55.04%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.89%
Applicants 188,916
Admitted 103,975
Enrolled 20,679

Applying To Maryland Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 55.04% at Maryland colleges and universities where total 188,916 students have applied and 103,975 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $67.00 and the graduate application fees is $60.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Maryland colleges.
General Admission Information of Maryland Colleges
Open Admission Policy54 out of 92 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 67.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 60.00
Average Acceptance Rate55.04%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.89%
Average Test Scores1,124 SAT / 24 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 188,916 students (82,698 men and 106,205 women) applied to and 103,975 (41,130 men and 62,844 women) students were accepted to admit Maryland Colleges. Among them, 9,489 men and 11,190 women were enrolled into Maryland schools. The average acceptance rate is 55.04% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.89%. The table below shows the Maryland colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Maryland Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants188,91682,698106,205
Admitted103,97541,13062,844
Enrolled20,6799,48911,190
Acceptance Rate 55.04% 49.74% 59.17%
Enrollment Ratio 19.89% 23.07% 17.81%
[Chart]Maryland Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Maryland college, 12,294 students (76.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,288 students (17.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,213 and 25th percentile score is 1,034. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 77 and 25th percentile score is 61. 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 Writing521.00608.00
SAT Math513.00605.00
ACT Composite21.0026.00
ACT Math20.0024.00
ACT English20.0027.00
[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

23 Maryland schools require High School GPA and 21 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 9 Maryland colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Maryland colleges.
Admission Checklist for Maryland Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA232
High School Rank18
High School Record (or Transcript)214
Completion of College Preparatory Program815
Recommendations166
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores95
TOEFL203
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00