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University of Maine

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UMaine Says...

Admission to the University of Maine is selective and based on a combination of factors that demonstrates a promise of academic success. Criteria considered for admission include academic credentials, scholastic achievement and personal motivation. Space availability in certain programs may also be considered when selecting candidates for admission... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

5713 Chadbourne Hall

Orono, ME 04469-5713

United States

Phone: 207-581-1561

Fax: 207-581-1213

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 70
SAT:
% Submitting Score:95%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:470 - 590
     Math Middle 50%:480 - 600
     Writing Middle 50%:460 - 570
ACT:
% Submitting Score:10%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.22
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:24.5%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:8%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:35%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:12%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:9.5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:19%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:46%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:78%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:N/A%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 9,336
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,789
Total of accepted students who enroll: 2,148
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 81%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/15
Early Action Notification Date: 01/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Notification Begins: 02/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 semesters
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
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
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:17
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:0
     Academic Electives:4
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:21
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    70
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    470 - 590
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    480 - 600
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    460 - 570
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.22
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/15
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