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University of New England Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of New England

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of New England
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of New England and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,367 out of 5,175 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 48 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.

University of New England SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for University of New England
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for University of New England
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

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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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 1140 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of New England admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >90%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 84%-90%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 76%-84%
945 to 1040 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 945 Low <64%
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University of New England ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for University of New England
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of New England
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
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 New England?

Admission data indicates that University of New England 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 #4 in Maine for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New England.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New England admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >90%
24 to 27 Avg + 84%-90%
21 to 24 Avg - 76%-84%
18 to 21 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 18 Low <64%
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University of New England GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of New England?

Applicants require 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 84% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of New England admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,546 1,629 5,175
Accepted 3,022 1,345 4,367
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 84%
Enrolled 486 226 712
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
10

Applicants have 10 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does University of New England prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of New England?

84% 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.

What SAT score is required for University of New England?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. 91% 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 New England?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.