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Maine Maritime Academy Admission Requirements

Castine, Maine

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Chances of getting into Maine Maritime Academy

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
52%
Admission Difficulty for Maine Maritime Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Maine Maritime Academy and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy is 52%.  It ranks #5 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Maine Maritime Academy is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 598 out of 1,147 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 1000/1160 ACT 19/25). Maine Maritime Academy typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Maine Maritime Academy application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Maine Maritime Academy is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Maine Maritime Academy SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Maine Maritime Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Maine Maritime Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Maine Maritime Academy?

Maine Maritime Academy typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. Maine Maritime Academy ranks #2 in Maine for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Maine Maritime Academy admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1160 and Above Good >67%
1080 to 1160 Avg + 52%-67%
1000 to 1080 Avg - 36%-52%
920 to 1000 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 920 Low <23%
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Maine Maritime Academy ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
15%
ACT Scores for Maine Maritime Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Maine Maritime Academy
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Maine Maritime Academy?

Admission data indicates that Maine Maritime Academy regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Maine for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Maine Maritime Academy.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Maine Maritime Academy admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >67%
22 to 25 Avg + 52%-67%
19 to 22 Avg - 36%-52%
16 to 19 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 16 Low <23%
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Maine Maritime Academy GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.35
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Maine Maritime Academy?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Maine Maritime Academy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Maine Maritime Academy was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Maine for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Maine Maritime Academy accepts 52% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Maine Maritime Academy students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 23.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 21.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% of Maine Maritime Academy freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Maine Maritime Academy students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Maine Maritime Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 273 874 1,147
Accepted 150 448 598
Acceptance Rate 55% 51% 52%
Enrolled 44 173 217
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 39% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
212

Applicants have 212 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Maine Maritime Academy is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Maine Maritime Academy and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Maine Maritime Academy Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Maine Maritime Academy
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161299 IPEDS survey data for Maine Maritime Academy.

FAQs

Does Maine Maritime Academy prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Maine Maritime Academy. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Maine Maritime Academy?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Maine Maritime Academy. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Maine Maritime Academy?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1160. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Maine Maritime Academy?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.