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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

Morgan State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Morgan State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is April 15 and the application fee costs $45.

Students who apply to Morgan State University for fall semester should hear back from Morgan State University by June 30.

Morgan State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Morgan State University's admissions stats.

Morgan State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Mean SAT Score 964
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Morgan State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Morgan State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes –– ––
Regular Decision Yes April 15 June 30

Applying Early to Morgan State University?

Morgan State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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

More on Morgan State University Admissions

How To Get Into Morgan State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Morgan State University. Morgan State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Morgan State University accepted 87% of all applicants, approximately 13,557 of the 15,564 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Morgan State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Morgan State University

For more information on transferring to Morgan State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Morgan State University

Morgan State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Morgan State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 Morgan State University

What does Morgan State University 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 Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Morgan State University for more information on admission factors.

Morgan State University Application Requirements

To apply to Morgan State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Morgan State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Morgan State University?

Students admitted to Morgan State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Morgan State University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 19% were in the top 25% and 52% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Morgan State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 6%
3.75 and 3.99 6%
3.50 and 3.74 12%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 29%
2.00 and 2.49 15%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Morgan State University directly.

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

Morgan State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Morgan State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of Morgan State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Morgan State University?

To be competitive with other Morgan State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 860 and 1070 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Morgan State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1070 and 25% of scored lower than 860, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Morgan State University student is 964.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Morgan State University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Morgan State University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Morgan State University?

To be most competitive at Morgan State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Morgan State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Morgan State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Morgan State University

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Applicants should hear back by June 30.

Transfer students can enroll in Morgan State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Morgan State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Morgan State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Morgan State University.

Does Morgan State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Morgan State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Morgan State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Morgan State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Morgan State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Morgan State University?

✅ Morgan State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Morgan State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Morgan State University is 87%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Morgan State University?

❌ Morgan State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Morgan State University? Morgan State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Morgan State University acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


Morgan State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Morgan State University is Apr 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Morgan State University is Apr 15.

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

Morgan State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above


18 to 21


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Morgan State University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Morgan State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Morgan State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

860 - 1070


Math SAT Range

440 - 550


Reading SAT Range

410 - 530

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1070 and Above


860 to 1070


860 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Morgan State University students is 964. Applicants with SAT scores of 1070 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Morgan State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 860 to 1070 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 860 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Morgan State University.

Morgan State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Morgan State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. 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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