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University of Maine Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto University of Maine, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to University of Maine?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! University of Maine will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15. University of Maine accepts about 71% of early action applicants* and 92% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, University of Maine admitted 4,542 of the 6,395 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.

How To Get Into University of Maine

University of Maine is amoderately difficult school to get into. University of Maine evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, University of Maine **accepted 92% of students, around 13,633 of the 14,785 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Maine, 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. Admissions to engineering, nursing programs is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. University of Maine has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Maine?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Maine

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

University of Maine Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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, 54% submitted a class rank. At University of Maine 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Maine, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 54%
3.75 and 3.99 7.6%
3.50 and 3.74 11.5%
3.25 and 3.49 11.8%
3.00 and 3.24 27.4%
2.50 and 2.9 9.3%
2.00 and 2.49 7.4%
University of Maine does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Maine is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 94% of University of Maine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Maine?

To be competitive with other University of Maine applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Maine 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Maine 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 University of Maine students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Maine?

To be most competitive at University of Maine, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Maine's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Maine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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

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 Spring Term

University of Maine Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Maine?

Students who are admitted to University of Maine must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

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 ACE recommendations for credit

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

University of Maine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

No, University of Maine is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is University of Maine's acceptance rate?

University of Maine's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

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

The early action acceptance rate at University of Maine was 71% in 2021.

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University of Maine Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

92%

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 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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University of Maine SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1240

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Math SAT Range

520 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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University of Maine GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.36

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Maine, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,741

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,744

Out-of-State

$32,534

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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