If you are considering submitting an application to Maryland Institute College of Art, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Students who submit their applications to Maryland Institute College of Art for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than February 26.
The following is an overiew of some of Maryland Institute College of Art's admissions stats.
|Maryland Institute College of Art 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||61%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||26%|
These are the application deadlines for Maryland Institute College of Art.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 1|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||January 11|
Maryland Institute College of Art offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Maryland Institute College of Art will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 11.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is very difficult to get into Maryland Institute College of Art. Maryland Institute College of Art evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Maryland Institute College of Art **accepted .
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Maryland Institute College of Art, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Maryland Institute College of Art has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Maryland Institute College of Art during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Maryland Institute College of Art for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Maryland Institute College of Art, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Maryland Institute College of Art's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||art portfolio, test scores|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Maryland Institute College of Art have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Maryland Institute College of Art considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Maryland Institute College of Art 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, 61% of Maryland Institute College of Art's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Maryland Institute College of Art students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Maryland Institute College of Art students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at Maryland Institute College of Art, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Maryland Institute College of Art's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Maryland Institute College of Art students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Maryland Institute College of Art.
Transfer students can enroll in Maryland Institute College of Art during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Maryland Institute College of Art?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Maryland Institute College of Art.
Does Maryland Institute College of Art accept transfer credits?
✅ Maryland Institute College of Art accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Maryland Institute College of Art accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Maryland Institute College of Art accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Maryland Institute College of Art?
✅ Maryland Institute College of Art is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maryland Institute College of Art?
✅ Maryland Institute College of Art offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Maryland Institute College of Art is Feb 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
29 and Above
22 to 29
22 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Maryland Institute College of Art is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Maryland Institute College of Art. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Maryland Institute College of Art, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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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