Acceptance Rate 59.79%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.03%
Applicants 197,845
Admitted 118,282
Enrolled 22,511

Applying To Maryland Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 59.79% at Maryland colleges and universities, a total of 197,845 students applied and 118,282 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68 and the graduate application fees is $60. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to Maryland colleges.
General Admission Information of Maryland Colleges
Open Admission Policy44 out of 78 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$68
Graduate Application Fees$60
Acceptance Rate59.79%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.03%
Test Scores1,151 SAT / 24 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 197,845 students (82,298 men and 115,233 women) applied to and 118,282 (45,500 men and 72,742 women) students were accepted to admit Maryland Colleges. Among them, 9,910 men and 12,572 women were enrolled into Maryland schools.
The average acceptance rate is 59.79% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.03%. The table below shows the Maryland colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Maryland Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 59.79% 55.29% 63.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 19.03% 21.78% 17.28%
[Chart]Maryland Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

In Maryland, 2 colleges require SAT and ACT score and 6 colleges recommend them to their applicant. In addition, 10 colleges consider the test score in selection process, while it is not required.
4,127 students (24.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 867 students (5.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,256 and 25th percentile score is 1,045. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 26 and 25th percentile score is 22.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at Maryland colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Maryland Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing528633
SAT Math517623
ACT Composite2226
ACT Math2025
ACT English2027
[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, 44 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester44 out of 78 schools
Quarter1 out of 78 schools
Trimester1 out of 78 schools
Four-one-four plan3 out of 78 schools
Other academic year2 out of 78 schools
Differs by program4 out of 78 schools
Continuous19 out of 78 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 78 schools
Next table describes credits that Maryland colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits38 out of 78 schools
Credits for Life Experiences29 out of 78 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits42 out of 78 schools
Credit for Military Training40 out of 78 schools

Application Requirements

22 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 2 Maryland colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Maryland colleges.
Admission Checklist for Maryland Colleges
High School GPA222
High School Rank010
High School Record (or Transcript)214
Completion of College Preparatory Program814
Formal Demonstration of Competencies32
Admission Test Scores26
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00