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University of Maine Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Maine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
92.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Maine and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,207 out of 13,231 applicants were admitted making University of Maine an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Maine typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Maine SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maine?

University of Maine typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Maine for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >95%
1220 to 1310 Avg + 92%-95%
1130 to 1220 Avg - 87%-92%
1040 to 1130 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 1040 Low <80%
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University of Maine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for University of Maine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Maine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Maine?

Admission data indicates that University of Maine regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 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 University of Maine.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maine admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >96%
24 to 27 Avg + 92%-96%
22 to 24 Avg - 88%-92%
20 to 22 Reach 83%-88%
Less than 20 Low <83%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into University of Maine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Maine was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Maine for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Maine accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maine students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 35% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of University of Maine freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Maine students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

University of Maine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,964 6,267 13,231
Accepted 6,436 5,771 12,207
Acceptance Rate 92% 92% 92%
Enrolled 1,070 1,229 2,299
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 21% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maine and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Maine Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Maine
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161253 IPEDS survey data for University of Maine.