Maine College of Art

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Maine College of Art can be found in Portland, ME, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 550 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

This school has an acceptance rate of about 62% with 21% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Maine College of Art Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Maine College of Art was reported as 62.4% in Fall 2020 with over 906 applications submitted to Maine College of Art. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Maine College of Art has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 86.4%
  • 2017-2018: 67.7%
  • 2018-2019: 61.4%
  • 2019-2020: 62.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 61.5%

How Does Maine College of Art Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Maine College of Art is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Unity College98.3%
Colby-Sawyer College89.6%
The New England Conservatory of Music36.9%
Pine Manor College45.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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