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Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate62%

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Maine Maritime Academy. Maine Maritime Academy admitted 62% of all applicants in 2015. Out of 1,075 applications received in 2023, 671 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Maine Maritime Academy, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Maine Maritime Academy for fall should hear back from Maine Maritime Academy by April 1.

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Maine Maritime Academy's admissions stats.

Maine Maritime Academy 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1175
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

Maine Maritime Academy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Maine Maritime Academy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 30 January 1
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 April 1

Applying Early to Maine Maritime Academy?

Maine Maritime Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 30. Maine Maritime Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

Maine Maritime Academy accepts roughly 95% of early action applicants and 62% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Maine Maritime Academy admitted 355 of the 372 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to 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 acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

Is Maine Maritime Academy Challenging To Get Into?

Maine Maritime Academy is a moderately difficult school to get into. Maine Maritime Academy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Maine Maritime Academy accepted 62% of all applicants, approximately 671 from the 1,075 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Maine Maritime Academy, 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.

Transferring to Maine Maritime Academy

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Maine Maritime Academy?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Maine Maritime Academy

What does Maine Maritime Academy 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
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Maine Maritime Academy for more information on admission factors.

Maine Maritime Academy 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Maine Maritime Academy, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Maine Maritime Academy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
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 Maine Maritime Academy?

Maine Maritime Academy has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

Maine Maritime Academy 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 2015, 43% of Maine Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Maine Maritime Academy?

To be competitive with other Maine Maritime Academy applicants, you should aim to score between 1070 and 1285 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Maine Maritime Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1285 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Maine Maritime Academy student is 1175.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Maine Maritime Academy students scored 625 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Maine Maritime Academy students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Maine Maritime Academy, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Maine Maritime Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Maine Maritime Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Maine Maritime Academy

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Maine Maritime Academy.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by January 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Maine Maritime Academy during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Maine Maritime Academy?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Maine Maritime Academy.

Does Maine Maritime Academy accept transfer credits?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Maine Maritime Academy accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Maine Maritime Academy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Maine Maritime Academy?

❌ No, Maine Maritime Academy is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

✅ Maine Maritime Academy's acceptance rate is 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy?

❌ Maine Maritime Academy does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Maine Maritime Academy was 95% in 2021.

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Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Maine Maritime Academy? Maine Maritime Academy is a somewhat selective institution. The Maine Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.


Maine Maritime Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Maine Maritime Academy is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Maine Maritime Academy is Nov 30.

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

Maine Maritime Academy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1285


Math SAT Range

545 - 625


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1285 and Above


1070 to 1285


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Maine Maritime Academy students is 1175. Applicants with SAT scores of 1285 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Maine Maritime Academy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1285 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 Maine Maritime Academy.

Maine Maritime Academy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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