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Biddeford, Maine

University of New England Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of New England

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of New England
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of New England and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,979 out of 4,985 applicants were admitted making University of New England 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 50 percent. University of New England typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of New England SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for University of New England
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of New England
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of New England typically requires 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Maine for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 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 New England admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >87%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 80%-87%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 70%-80%
955 to 1050 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 955 Low <58%
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University of New England ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for University of New England
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of New England
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that University of New England regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Maine for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New England.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New England admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 17 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of New England. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New England was 3.26 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 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of New England accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of New England students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

University of New England admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,509 1,476 4,985
Accepted 2,831 1,148 3,979
Acceptance Rate 81% 78% 80%
Enrolled 433 202 635
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of New England
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=161457 IPEDS survey data for University of New England.

Frequently Asked Questions

91% of students submit their SAT scores to University of New England. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

80% of those who apply are granted admission to University of New England. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1240. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.