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Admission Comparison Between Maine Colleges

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between Colleges in Maine. The average acceptance rate of Colleges in Maine is 53.62% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.15%.
Bowdoin College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 8.82% and Maine College of Health Professions has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 100.00% among Colleges in Maine. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
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Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
College of the Atlantic525 (154/371) 321 (73/248) 93 (25/68) 61% (47%/67%) 29% (34%/18%)
Bates College7,319 (3,308/4,011) 1,267 (551/716) 553 (266/287) 17% (17%/18%) 44% (48%/7%)
Beal UniversityNo admission statistics available for the school.
Bowdoin College9,325 (4,027/5,298) 822 (397/425) 517 (262/255) 9% (10%/8%) 63% (66%/5%)
Maine College of Health Professions13 (2/11) 11 (2/9) 11 (2/9) 85% (100%/82%) 100% (100%/82%)
Central Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Colby College15,857 (7,097/8,760) 1,407 (654/753) 667 (305/362) 9% (9%/9%) 47% (47%/4%)
Eastern Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Kennebec Valley Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
The Landing SchoolNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Maine at AugustaNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Maine at Farmington1,569 (507/1,062) 1,517 (483/1,034) 345 (102/243) 97% (95%/97%) 23% (21%/23%)
University of Maine at Fort Kent800 (272/528) 799 (271/528) 67 (25/42) 100% (100%/100%) 8% (9%/8%)
University of Maine14,965 (6,661/8,279) 14,435 (6,397/8,019) 2,317 (1,172/1,134) 96% (96%/97%) 16% (18%/14%)
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Maine Maritime Academy1,109 (843/266) 640 (497/143) 207 (161/46) 58% (59%/54%) 32% (32%/17%)
University of Maine at Presque Isle800 (272/528) 799 (271/528) 162 (68/94) 100% (100%/100%) 20% (25%/18%)
University of New England4,765 (1,531/3,229) 4,288 (1,344/2,943) 595 (192/403) 90% (88%/91%) 14% (14%/12%)
Northern Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Empire Beauty School-MaineNo admission statistics available for the school.
Maine College of Art666 (201/465) 480 (143/337) 104 (30/74) 72% (71%/72%) 22% (21%/16%)
Saint Joseph's College of Maine1,354 (495/858) 1,091 (404/686) 208 (97/110) 81% (82%/80%) 19% (24%/13%)
Spa Tech Institute-WestbrookNo admission statistics available for the school.
Southern Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Southern Maine5,397 (2,039/3,358) 4,695 (1,693/3,002) 895 (343/552) 87% (83%/89%) 19% (20%/16%)
Thomas CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Unity College2,903 (857/2,046) 2,654 (763/1,891) 244 (73/171) 91% (89%/92%) 9% (10%/8%)
Washington County Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
York County Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Harris School of Business-Sanford CampusNo admission statistics available for the school.
Birthwise Midwifery School5 (0/5) 3 (0/3) 3 (0/3) 60% (0%/60%) 100% (0%/60%)
Capilo School of Hair DesignNo admission statistics available for the school.
Northeast Technical InstituteNo admission statistics available for the school.
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual ArtsNo admission statistics available for the school.
Husson University2,802 (1,197/1,605) 2,397 (962/1,435) 596 (247/349) 86% (80%/89%) 25% (26%/22%)
Maine Media CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic ArtsNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Maine at MachiasNo admission statistics available for the school.
Empire Beauty School-BangorNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average4,128 (1,733/1,733)2,213 (877/1,335)474 (211/262)53.62% (50.6%/77.0%)20.15% (22.6%/18.5%)
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SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,119 and 75th percentile is 1,318 for Colleges in Maine. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 611 and the average SAT Math score is 607.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among Colleges in Maine. The following table compares SAT Scores between Colleges in Maine for academic year 2021-2022.
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SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
College of the AtlanticTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Bates CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Beal UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Bowdoin CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Maine College of Health ProfessionsNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Central Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Colby College40%
(268)
690750710780
Eastern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Kennebec Valley Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
The Landing SchoolNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at AugustaNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at FarmingtonTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of Maine at Fort KentTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of Maine28%
(652)
540650520630
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Maritime AcademyTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of Maine at Presque IsleTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of New EnglandTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Northern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Empire Beauty School-MaineNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine College of ArtTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine14%
(28)
500620520610
Spa Tech Institute-WestbrookNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Southern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Southern Maine18%
(163)
510630485600
Thomas CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Unity CollegeTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Washington County Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
York County Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Harris School of Business-Sanford CampusNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Birthwise Midwifery SchoolTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Capilo School of Hair DesignNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Northeast Technical InstituteNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual ArtsNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Husson UniversityTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Maine Media CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic ArtsNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at MachiasNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Empire Beauty School-BangorNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average25.00% 560.00662.50 558.75655.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 71 and 75th percentile is 88 for Colleges in Maine. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 27, the average ACT English score is 28, and the average ACT Math score is 25.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among Colleges in Maine. The following table compares ACT Scores between Colleges in Maine for academic year 2021-2022.
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ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
College of the AtlanticTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Bates CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Beal UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Bowdoin CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Maine College of Health ProfessionsNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Central Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Colby College28%
(190)
3234 33352934
Eastern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Kennebec Valley Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
The Landing SchoolNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at AugustaNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at FarmingtonTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of Maine at Fort KentTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of Maine4%
(88)
2230 21322028
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Maritime AcademyTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of Maine at Presque IsleTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
University of New EnglandTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Northern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Empire Beauty School-MaineNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine College of ArtTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Saint Joseph's College of MaineNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Spa Tech Institute-WestbrookNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Southern Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Southern Maine1%
(7)
1924 20251721
Thomas CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Unity CollegeTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Washington County Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
York County Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Harris School of Business-Sanford CampusNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Birthwise Midwifery SchoolTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Capilo School of Hair DesignNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Northeast Technical InstituteNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual ArtsNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Husson UniversityTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Maine Media CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic ArtsNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Maine at MachiasNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Empire Beauty School-BangorNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average11.00% 24.3329.33 24.6730.67 22.0027.67

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying Colleges in Maine based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
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Application Requirements Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
College of the Atlantic
Bates College
Beal UniversityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Bowdoin College
Maine College of Health Professions
Central Maine Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Colby College
Eastern Maine Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Kennebec Valley Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
The Landing SchoolInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of Maine at AugustaInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine
University of Maine-System Central OfficeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Maine Maritime Academy
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of New England
Northern Maine Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Empire Beauty School-MaineInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Maine College of Art
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Spa Tech Institute-WestbrookInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Southern Maine Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of Southern Maine
Thomas CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Unity College
Washington County Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
York County Community CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Harris School of Business-Sanford CampusInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Birthwise Midwifery School
Capilo School of Hair DesignInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Northeast Technical InstituteInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual ArtsInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Husson University
Maine Media CollegeInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic ArtsInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of Maine at MachiasInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Empire Beauty School-BangorInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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