Maine Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Maine for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Maine. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Bowdoin College which sent acceptance letters to only 10% of the 9,081 students who applied and rejected 90%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, you can also explore rankings of Maine colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,828
    • Tuition:$53,922
    • Acceptance Rate 10%
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    Bowdoin College

    • SAT Range 1350/1510
    • ACT Range 31/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 2,000
    • Tuition:$55,210
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 13%
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    Colby College

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,832
    • Tuition:$53,794
    • Acceptance Rate 18%
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    Bates College