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University of Southern Maine

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

PO Box 9300

Portland, ME 04104

United States

Phone: 207-780-5670

Fax: 207-780-5640

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 68
SAT:
% Submitting Score:93%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:450 - 550
     Math Middle 50%:440 - 560
     Writing Middle 50%:440 - 540
ACT:
% Submitting Score:7%
     ACT Middle 50%:20 - 25
     Math Middle 50%:19 - 25
     English Middle 50%:19 - 25
Average High School GPA:3.01
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:9.7%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:10%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17.5%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:22.2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:20.3%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:18.8%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:1.5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:10%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:33%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:69%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,902
Total applicants who are accepted: 3,231
Total of accepted students who enroll: 823
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 64%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Notification Begins: 01/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Considered
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
     History:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    68
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    450 - 550
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    440 - 560
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    440 - 540
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    20 - 25
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.01
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