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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

UMD Baltimore County Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UMD Baltimore County, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $75.

Students who submit their applications to UMD Baltimore County for fall should anticipate a decision by December 15.

UMD Baltimore County Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UMD Baltimore County's admissions stats.

UMD Baltimore County 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes February 1 December 15

Applying Early to UMD Baltimore County?

UMD Baltimore County does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UMD Baltimore County will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

UMD Baltimore County accepts roughly 67% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, UMD Baltimore County admitted 4,384 of the 6,545 who applied early action.

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

More on University of Maryland, Baltimore County Admissions

Is UMD Baltimore County Hard To Get Into?

Getting into UMD Baltimore County is moderately difficult. UMD Baltimore County evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UMD Baltimore County accepted 81% of students, approximately 9,007 from the 11,093 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMD Baltimore County, 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. Admissions to engineering program is program very difficult.

Transferring to University of Maryland, Baltimore County

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UMD Baltimore County

In 2022, UMD Baltimore County waitlisted 1,114 students and 1,114 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 809 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does UMD Baltimore County 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 they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 UMD Baltimore County

What does UMD Baltimore County 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
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UMD Baltimore County for more information on admission factors.

UMD Baltimore County 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMD Baltimore County?

Students admitted to UMD Baltimore County have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At UMD Baltimore County 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Maryland, Baltimore County, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 52%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 7%
3.00 and 3.24 4%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 UMD Baltimore County 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

UMD Baltimore County looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UMD Baltimore County has 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, 24% of UMD Baltimore County's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UMD Baltimore County?

What is a Good ACT Score for UMD Baltimore County?

To be most competitive at UMD Baltimore County, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMD Baltimore County's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMD Baltimore County students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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 University of Maryland, Baltimore County

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMD Baltimore County.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants should hear back by June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UMD Baltimore County during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

UMD Baltimore County Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMD Baltimore County?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMD Baltimore County.

Does UMD Baltimore County accept transfer credits?

✅ UMD Baltimore County accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMD Baltimore County accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does UMD Baltimore County accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UMD Baltimore County accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UMD Baltimore County?

❌ No, UMD Baltimore County is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UMD Baltimore County's acceptance rate?

✅ UMD Baltimore County has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMD Baltimore County?

❌ UMD Baltimore County does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UMD Baltimore County?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at UMD Baltimore County was 67% in 2021.

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UMD Baltimore County Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMD Baltimore County? UMD Baltimore County is a somewhat selective institution. The UMD Baltimore County acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


UMD Baltimore County Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMD Baltimore County is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMD Baltimore County is Jun 1.

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

UMD Baltimore County SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

UMD Baltimore County GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMD Baltimore County, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.97. 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.

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