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Chances of getting into University of Maine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Maine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of Maine and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,838 out of 13,118 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 47 percent. University of Maine typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Maine is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Maine SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for University of Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Maine for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Maine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >94%
1155 to 1260 Avg + 90%-94%
1050 to 1155 Avg - 84%-90%
945 to 1050 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 945 Low <76%
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University of Maine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for University of Maine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Maine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Maine.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Maine admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >94%
24 to 27 Avg + 90%-94%
21 to 24 Avg - 84%-90%
18 to 21 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 18 Low <76%
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University of Maine GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Maine?

Applicants 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 #6 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 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Maine students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Maine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,946 6,172 13,118
Accepted 6,287 5,551 11,838
Acceptance Rate 91% 90% 90%
Enrolled 948 1,192 2,140
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
45

Applicants have 45 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Maine is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Maine and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Maine prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Maine. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Maine?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Maine. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Maine?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1260. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Maine?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.