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Garrett College

McHenry, MD 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Garrett

Garrett College Overview

Garrett College is a public, state school in the rural setting of McHenry, Maryland. Garrett was founded in 1966 and the school enrolls around 754 students per year, including 754 undergraduate students. Garrett ensures on-campus housing for up to 172 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Planning to play sports? Garrett has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Garrett on the Student Life page.

2022 Garrett Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.5
In-State Tuition $7,980
Out-of-State $9,772
Percent of Need Met 55.19%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $7,882

Is Garrett a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Garrett offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Garrett Acceptance Rate 2022

Garrett is not competitive to get into. Around 71% of applicants get into Garrett each year. Out of 1,159 applications received in 2022, 820 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Garrett

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Garrett Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Garrett directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Garrett's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Garrett's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $7,919 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Garrett

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Garrett meets 55.19% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,882 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $8,716 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Garrett.

Based on this information, how does Garrett sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Garrett a good school for you?

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Where is Garrett?

Garrett is located in the rural setting of McHenry, Maryland.

If you are interested in seeing Garrett for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 68 to McHenry, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Morgantown Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Garrett and McHenry are like without leaving home.

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College Info

687 Mosser Road McHenry, MD 21541

Campus Setting: Rural

Garrett Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Garrett is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Garrett is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Garrett is like? There are approximately 754 students enrolled at Garrett. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from MD and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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