Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

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Maryland Institute College of Art can be found in Baltimore, MD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Maryland Institute College of Art has an enrollment of around 2,300 students.

Most of the students that got into Maryland Institute College of Art had an SAT score in the range of 1080 - 1350, or got accepted with an ACT score between 24 - 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the MICA average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.57 for accepted students. MICA sends acceptance letters to about 60% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 16% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MICA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Maryland Institute College of Art was reported as 63.9% in Fall 2020 with over 4,020 applications submitted to Maryland Institute College of Art. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MICA ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • MICA Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Maryland Institute College of Art?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Maryland Institute College of Art has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Maryland Institute College of Art has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.1%
  • 2017-2018: 61.6%
  • 2018-2019: 64.3%
  • 2019-2020: 63.9%
  • Projected MICA Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 58.3%

How Does MICA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MICA is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Baltimore78.0%
Coppin State University28.0%
Notre Dame of Maryland University61.7%
Goucher College81.3%
Stevenson University80.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MICA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 680
Math520 - 670
Total Score1080 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 32
Math21 - 26
Composite Score24 - 29
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