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|University of Southern Maine 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||12.75%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
University of Southern 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 Southern Maine will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
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.
It is moderately difficult to get into University of Southern Maine. University of Southern Maine evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Southern Maine accepted 88% of students, around 4,198 of the 4,774 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Southern 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 nursing, computer science, engineering, sports medicine, business programs is program very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of Southern Maine must submit the following items. Double check with University of Southern 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||√||audition for music majors|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Southern Maine have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 55.32% submitted a class rank. At University of Southern Maine 12.75% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38.26% were in the top 25% and 73.38% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Southern Maine, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||8.15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.42%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.42%|
|3.00 and 3.24||21.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.91%|
|2.00 and 2.49||9.4%|
University of Southern Maine doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of Southern Maine is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Southern Maine.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 15. Applicants should hear back by January 1.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Southern Maine during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Southern Maine?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Southern Maine.
Does University of Southern Maine accept transfer credits?
University of Southern Maine accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does University of Southern Maine accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Southern Maine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Southern Maine?
University of Southern Maine is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is University of Southern Maine's acceptance rate?
University of Southern Maine's acceptance rate is 88%.
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How hard is it to get into University of Southern Maine? University of Southern Maine is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Southern Maine acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Southern Maine is Feb 15.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Southern Maine, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. 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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