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UMD Baltimore County Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UMD Baltimore County, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the application fee costs $75.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.

UMD Baltimore County Admissions Stats at a Glance

UMD Baltimore County 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 93%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to UMD Baltimore County?

University of Maryland, Baltimore County does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! UMD Baltimore County will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

UMD Baltimore County accepts about 71% of early action applicants and 69% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, UMD Baltimore County admitted 4,656 of the 6,518 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMD Baltimore County is a moderately difficult school to get into. 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 69% of all applicants, around 7,962 of the 11,459 students who applied.

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.

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

In 2021, UMD Baltimore County waitlisted 756 students. Of those, 756 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important to Get In to UMD Baltimore County?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UMD Baltimore County

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UMD Baltimore County 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UMD Baltimore County must submit the following items. Double check with UMD Baltimore County'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 2
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to UMD Baltimore County have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At UMD Baltimore County 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Maryland, Baltimore County, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57%
3.75 and 3.99 68%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 9%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

UMD Baltimore County does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UMD Baltimore County 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 2021, 93% of UMD Baltimore County's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UMD Baltimore County?

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What's a Good ACT Score for UMD Baltimore County?

To be most competitive at UMD Baltimore County, you should strive to earn between 24 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 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMD Baltimore County students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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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?

UMD Baltimore County is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UMD Baltimore County's acceptance rate?

UMD Baltimore County's acceptance rate is 69%.

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

The early action acceptance rate at UMD Baltimore County was 71% in 2021.

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UMD Baltimore County Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

69%

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 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

24 to 30

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMD Baltimore County is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into UMD Baltimore County. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMD Baltimore County SAT Scores

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UMD Baltimore County GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.9

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMD Baltimore County, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,497

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,420

Out-of-State

$25,054

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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