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Colleges / University of Maine

University of Maine

Orono, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

University of Maine Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Maine. The acceptance rate at University of Maine is 94%. Out of 14,447 applications received in 2023, 13,604 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to University of Maine, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

University of Maine Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

University of Maine 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20.7%
Mean SAT Score 1198
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 26%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist Yes

University of Maine Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Maine.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15

Considering Applying Early to University of Maine?

University of Maine does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. University of Maine will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply early because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

More on University of Maine Admissions

Transferring to University of Maine

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Maine

University of Maine has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Maine?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Maine

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Maine 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
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with University of Maine for more information on admission factors.

University of Maine Application Requirements

To apply to University of Maine, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Maine's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Some programs have higher cumulative GPA requirements such as Nursing (3.5), and some programs in Education, Science and Engineering programs (2.3-2.5).
Transcript(S) of College Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Maine?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 48.5% submitted a class rank. At University of Maine 20.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27.58% were in the top 25% and 77.91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Maine, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 29.09%
3.75 and 3.99 8.84%
3.50 and 3.74 14.36%
3.25 and 3.49 12.01%
3.00 and 3.24 18.67%
2.50 and 2.9 9.39%
2.00 and 2.49 7.59%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Maine directly.

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

University of Maine 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.

In 2022, 26% of University of Maine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Maine?

To be competitive with other University of Maine applicants, you should strive to score between 1080 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Maine 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Maine student is 1198.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Maine students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Maine students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Maine, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Maine's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Maine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to University of Maine

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Maine.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Maine during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Maine Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Maine?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Maine.

Does University of Maine accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Maine accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Maine accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does University of Maine accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Maine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Maine?

✅ University of Maine is not test optional.

What is University of Maine's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Maine is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Maine?

❌ University of Maine does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About University of Maine?

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University of Maine Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Maine? University of Maine is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Maine acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Maine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Maine is Continuous processing.

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

University of Maine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1320


Math SAT Range

530 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1080 to 1320


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Maine students is 1198. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Maine, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Maine.

University of Maine GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Maine, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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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