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 570 (25th percentile) to 840 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 20 (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 2.71 to 2.97 for accepted students. An estimated 70 percent of all applicant were admitted at Morgan State University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 25 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Morgan State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Morgan State University was reported as 67.8% in Fall 2020 with over 8,160 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 ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • MSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Morgan State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to MSU and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Morgan State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.3%
  • 2017-2018: 63.7%
  • 2018-2019: 66.2%
  • 2019-2020: 67.8%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 61.0%

How Does Morgan State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Morgan State University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Notre Dame of Maryland University61.7%
Loyola University Maryland80.2%
Maryland Institute College of Art63.9%
University of Baltimore78.0%
Coppin State University28.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Morgan State University (MSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading340 - 430
Math230 - 410
Total Score570 - 840
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 19
Composite Score16 - 20
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