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University of Southern Maine Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Southern Maine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Southern Maine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for University of Southern Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for University of Southern Maine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Southern Maine admission chances by SAT score
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%
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University of Southern Maine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
5%
ACT Scores for University of Southern Maine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Southern Maine
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Southern Maine admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.01
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Southern Maine students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
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

High School Class Rank

69% of University of Southern Maine freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Southern Maine students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Southern Maine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,561 1,693 4,254
Accepted 2,242 1,392 3,634
Acceptance Rate 88% 82% 85%
Enrolled 30 917 947
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 1% 66% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Maine and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Southern 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 Southern Maine
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=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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.