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Colleges / Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Maine Maritime Academy, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to Maine Maritime Academy for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Maine Maritime Academy's admissions stats.

Maine Maritime Academy 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1148
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Maine Maritime Academy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Maine Maritime Academy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 30 February 1
Regular Decision Yes March 1 September 1

Considering Applying Early to Maine Maritime Academy?

Maine Maritime Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 30. Maine Maritime Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

Maine Maritime Academy accepts around 81% of early action applicants and 58% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Maine Maritime Academy admitted 321 of the 394 who applied early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

How To Get Into Maine Maritime Academy

It is moderately difficult to get into Maine Maritime Academy. Maine Maritime Academy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Maine Maritime Academy accepted 58% of students, around 640 of the 1,109 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Maine Maritime Academy, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Maine Maritime Academy

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Maine Maritime Academy?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Maine Maritime Academy

Wondering what factors are considered by Maine Maritime Academy during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Maine Maritime Academy for more information on admission factors.

Maine Maritime Academy Application Requirements

To apply to Maine Maritime Academy, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Maine Maritime Academy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Maine Maritime Academy?

Students admitted to Maine Maritime Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Maine Maritime Academy considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Maine Maritime Academy is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of Maine Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Maine Maritime Academy?

To be competitive with other Maine Maritime Academy applicants, you should aim to earn between 1070 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Maine Maritime Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Maine Maritime Academy student is 1148.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Maine Maritime Academy students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Maine Maritime Academy students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Maine Maritime Academy?

To be most competitive at Maine Maritime Academy, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Maine Maritime Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Maine Maritime Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Maine Maritime Academy

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Maine Maritime Academy.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Maine Maritime Academy during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Maine Maritime Academy?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Maine Maritime Academy.

Does Maine Maritime Academy accept transfer credits?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Maine Maritime Academy accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Maine Maritime Academy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Maine Maritime Academy?

❌ No, Maine Maritime Academy is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate is 58%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy?

❌ Maine Maritime Academy does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy was 81% in 2021.

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Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Maine Maritime Academy? Maine Maritime Academy is a somewhat selective institution. The Maine Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.


Maine Maritime Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Maine Maritime Academy is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Maine Maritime Academy is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Maine Maritime Academy ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Maine Maritime Academy is 24. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Maine Maritime Academy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Maine Maritime Academy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1070 to 1260


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Maine Maritime Academy students is 1148. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Maine Maritime Academy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Maine Maritime Academy.

Maine Maritime Academy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Maine Maritime Academy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Application Deadline

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