University of Maine (UMaine)

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University of Maine can be found in Orono, ME, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around thirteen thousand students enrolled per year at UMaine.

The majority of students getting into UMaine had an SAT score within the range of 1050 to 1260, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 to 27. We were able to estimate the UMaine average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 90% of all those who apply are accepted to UMaine, from which 18 percent choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UMaine acceptance rate 2021 will be around 85%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMaine Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Maine was reported as 90.2% in Fall 2020 with over 13,100 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMaine ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UMaine Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Maine?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Maine is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 UMaine has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.8%
  • 2017-2018: 92.3%
  • 2018-2019: 92.3%
  • 2019-2020: 90.2%
  • Projected UMaine Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 84.8%

How Does UMaine Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Maine is fifty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Southern Maine80.9%
University of New England84.4%
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus84.0%
Merrimack College81.9%
Dartmouth College7.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMaine (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math520 - 630
Total Score1050 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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