Morgan State University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Morgan State University

Morgan State University’s 143-acre campus is situated in northeast Baltimore, and the school has the official designation of Maryland’s Public Urban University. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Morgan State Bears play in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The school fields five men’s and nine women’s Division I sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 7,712 (6,419 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male/55% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,008 (in-state); $18,480 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,000
  • Room and Board: $10,994
  • Other Expenses: $3,339
  • Total Cost: $24,341 (in-state); $34,813 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,895
    • Loans: $7,193

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Social Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Morgan State University Admissions

Morgan State, with an acceptance rate of 66% in 2019, is an accessible school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Morgan State University Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/530
    • SAT Math: 470/550
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 16/20
    • ACT English: 14/20
    • ACT Math: 16/19

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Morgan State University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Morgan State University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College, Bloomfield College, Texas Southern University, California State University Dominguez Hills, Pine Manor College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Morgan State University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University San Bernardino, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Morgan State University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Liberty University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Applying to Morgan State University

Application Deadline: February 15

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