University of Southern Maine Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Southern Maine
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into University of Southern Maine and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,634 out of 4,254 applicants were admitted making University of Southern Maine an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. University of Southern Maine typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% 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 Southern Maine SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT84%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Southern Maine?
University of Southern Maine typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1150 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1045 to 1150||Avg +||85%-91%|
|940 to 1045||Avg -||77%-85%|
|835 to 940||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 835||Low||<66%|
University of Southern Maine ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT5%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #5 in Maine for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Maine.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>91%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||85%-91%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||77%-85%|
|16 to 19||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 16||Low||<66%|
Avg. High School GPA3.01
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about 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 3.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Maine for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.01 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Southern Maine accepts 85% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||10%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||22%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||20%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||19%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
69% 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||10%|
|Top 25% of class||33%|
|Top 50% of class||69%|
|Bottom 50% of class||31%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||1%||66%||26%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Maine and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
84% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Southern Maine. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
85% 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 940 and 1150. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.