The acceptance rate at University of Southern Maine is 88%. It ranks #12 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Southern Maine is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,198 out of 4,774 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 958/1160 ACT 20/25). University of Southern Maine typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.28. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The University of Southern Maine application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Southern Maine is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||488|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||958|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1060
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Southern Maine?
University of Southern Maine typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 958 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. University of Southern Maine ranks #3 in Maine for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Southern Maine?
Admission data indicates that University of Southern Maine 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 18 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 #4 in Maine for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Maine.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into University of Southern Maine?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Southern Maine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Southern Maine was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Maine for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Southern Maine accepts 88% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||8.15%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.42%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||17.42%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||21.8%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||12.91%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||9.4%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
73.38% of University of Southern Maine freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12.75%|
|Top 25% of class||38.26%|
|Top 50% of class||73%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||21%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Southern Maine is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Maine and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161554 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Maine.
84% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Southern Maine. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
88% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Southern Maine. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 958 and 1160. 84% 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 25. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.