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 fourteen 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 1640 to 1950 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 - 3.64. UMBC has an acceptance rate of around 63% with 27% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UMBC acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMBC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maryland-Baltimore County was reported as 63.1% in Fall 2013 with over 9,760 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 SAT Scores: 1640 - 1950
  • UMBC ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • UMBC Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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 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 University of Maryland-Baltimore County has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.9%
  • 2010-2011: 65.9%
  • 2011-2012: 60.8%
  • 2012-2013: 60.3%
  • 2013-2014: 63.1%
  • Projected UMBC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.7%

How Does UMBC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for UMBC is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Baltimore73.0%
Loyola University Maryland58.0%
Morgan State University57.6%
Bowie State University51.8%
Catholic University of America60.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMBC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math570 - 670
Writing530 - 640
Total Score1640 - 1950
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score24 - 29
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