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Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

If you want to apply to Maine Maritime Academy, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Maine Maritime Academy 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Maine Maritime Academy?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 30, which is coming up fast! Maine Maritime Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

Maine Maritime Academy accepts about 82% of early action applicants and 56% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Maine Maritime Academy admitted 38 of the 377 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Maine Maritime Academy Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Maine Maritime Academy accepted 56% of all applicants, around 638 of the 1,147 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

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

What Does Maine Maritime Academy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Maine Maritime Academy

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Maine Maritime Academy Application Requirements

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

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

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

Students admitted to Maine Maritime Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At Maine Maritime Academy 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Maine Maritime Academy, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 32%
3.75 and 3.99 7%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 23%
3.00 and 3.24 21%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

Maine Maritime Academy doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

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 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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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?

Maine Maritime Academy is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate is 56%.

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

The early action acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy was 82% in 2021.

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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 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

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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 3.35. 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.

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