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Colleges / Maria College

Maria College

Albany, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Maria College Admissions

Maria College is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Maria College is 66%. Out of 276 applications received in 2023, 181 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Maria College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Maria College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Maria College's admissions stats.

Maria College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.6
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Maria College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Maria College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Maria College?

Maria College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Maria College Admissions

Is Maria College Hard To Get Into?

It is not difficult to get into Maria College. Maria College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Maria College accepted 66% of all applicants, around 181 of the 276 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Maria College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Maria College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Maria College

Maria College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Maria College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Maria College

What does Maria College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Maria College for more information on admission factors.

Maria College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Maria College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Maria College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Maria College?

Students admitted to Maria College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Maria College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 7% of Maria College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Maria College?

To be competitive with other Maria College applicants, you should strive to score between 850 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Maria College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 850, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

More Information on Transferring to Maria College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Maria College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Maria College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Maria College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Maria College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Maria College.

Does Maria College accept transfer credits?

✅ Maria College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Maria College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Do I have to submit test scores to Maria College?

❌ No, Maria College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Maria College's acceptance rate?

✅ Maria College's acceptance rate is 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maria College?

❌ Maria College does not offer early decision.

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Maria College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Maria College? Maria College is a less selective institution. The Maria College acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


Maria College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Maria College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Maria College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1140


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Maria College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Maria College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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