Morgan State University (MSU)

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Morgan State University is a historically black college found in Baltimore, MD. MSU has an enrollment of approximately 8,100 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1210 (25th percentile) to 1460 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 19 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into MSU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Morgan State University (MSU) average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at Morgan State University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 33 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Morgan State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Morgan State University was reported as 57.6% in Fall 2013 with over 4,800 college applications submitted to MSU. 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

  • MSU SAT Scores: 1210 - 1460
  • MSU ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • MSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Morgan State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Morgan State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Morgan State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 43.4%
  • 2010-2011: 31.8%
  • 2011-2012: 49.5%
  • 2012-2013: 58.9%
  • 2013-2014: 57.6%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 52.5%

How Does Morgan State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Morgan State University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Notre Dame of Maryland University49.6%
Loyola University Maryland58.0%
Maryland Institute College of Art58.0%
University of Baltimore73.0%
Goucher College71.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Morgan State University (MSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 490
Math410 - 490
Writing390 - 480
Total Score1210 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 19
Math16 - 20
Composite Score16 - 19
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