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About University of Maine

University of Maine is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Orono, ME

Founded in 1865, University of Maine currently enrolls around 11,741 students a year, including 9,465 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

University of Maine's endowment was valued at $333,702,000 in 2021. The school spends $10,457 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About University of Maine

Acceptance rate: 92%

Average GPA: 3.36

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of Maine Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to University of Maine is moderately difficult. Around 92 percent of all applicants are admitted to University of Maine each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at University of Maine is 3.36 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Maine a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 2,038 students who started at University of Maine as first-time freshman, 806 graduate within four years.

University of Maine's six-year graduation for undergrads is 56 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,036 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Maine sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Maine a good school for YOU?

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College Info

168 College Ave Orono, ME 04469

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Maine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Maine is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Maine is Continuous processing.

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


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University of Maine ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


21 to 27


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Maine is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Maine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Maine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1070 to 1250


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Maine students is 1162. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Maine, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1250 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 University of Maine.

University of Maine Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Maine is like? There are approximately 11,561 students enrolled at University of Maine, including 9,430 undergraduate students and 2,131 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from ME and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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