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University of Maine

Orono, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

University of Maine Admissions

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

University of Maine 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20.7%
Mean SAT Score 1172
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
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

Want to Apply 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.

University of Maine accepts approximately 56% of early action applicants and 96% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, University of Maine admitted 4,663 of the 8,34 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 University of Maine Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to University of Maine?

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Maine.

In 2021, University of Maine accepted 96% of students, around 13,836 from 14,344 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Maine

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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

What does University of Maine consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

University of Maine 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Maine, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
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 University of Maine?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 51.5% submitted a class rank. At University of Maine 20.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.5% were in the top 25% and 77.9% 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 28.3%
3.75 and 3.99 9.7%
3.50 and 3.74 13.3%
3.25 and 3.49 9.7%
3.00 and 3.24 23.6%
2.50 and 2.9 9.1%
2.00 and 2.49 6.3%

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

University of Maine 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, 28% of University of Maine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% 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 aim to earn between 1080 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Maine 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 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 1172.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Maine students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Maine students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Maine?

To be most competitive at University of Maine, you should strive to earn between 22 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 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Maine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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 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?

✅ 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 and 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 make the call if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting 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 has an acceptance rate of 96%.

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

❌ University of Maine does not offer early decision.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Maine was 56% in 2021.

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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 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


22 to 30


22 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 26. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Maine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Maine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1080 to 1270


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Maine students is 1172. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Maine, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1270 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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