University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC)

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UMBC can be found in Baltimore, MD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around fifteen thousand students enrolled each year at UMBC.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at UMBC. A score within the range of 1180 to 1360 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UMBC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.57. UMBC has an acceptance rate of around 61% with 24% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UMBC acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMBC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maryland-Baltimore County was reported as 61.0% in Fall 2020 with over 11,800 college applications submitted to University of Maryland-Baltimore County. 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

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

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Maryland-Baltimore County?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Maryland-Baltimore County 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Maryland-Baltimore County has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.8%
  • 2017-2018: 60.2%
  • 2018-2019: 57.9%
  • 2019-2020: 61.0%
  • Projected UMBC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 55.3%

How Does UMBC Compare?

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Loyola University Maryland80.2%
Morgan State University67.8%
Bowie State University79.7%
Catholic University of America85.4%
Howard University36.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 UMBC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 670
Math590 - 690
Total Score1180 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 28
Math23 - 30
Composite Score24 - 29
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