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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 51.64% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.83%.
Bowdoin College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 9.16% and Birthwise Midwifery School 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 2020-2021.
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Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
Purdue University Global-LewistonNo admission statistics available for the school.
College of the Atlantic405 (136/269) 307 (97/210) 83 (32/51) 76% (71%/78%) 27% (33%/19%)
Bates College7,696 (3,439/4,257) 1,085 (488/597) 479 (227/252) 14% (14%/14%) 44% (47%/6%)
Beal CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Bowdoin College9,402 (3,948/5,454) 861 (406/455) 464 (222/242) 9% (10%/8%) 54% (55%/4%)
Maine College of Health Professions20 (2/18) 9 (2/7) 8 (1/7) 45% (100%/39%) 89% (50%/39%)
Central Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Colby College13,922 (6,375/7,547) 1,430 (668/762) 566 (288/278) 10% (10%/10%) 40% (43%/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 Farmington1,595 (494/1,101) 1,509 (460/1,049) 373 (114/259) 95% (93%/95%) 25% (25%/24%)
University of Maine at Fort Kent599 (190/409) 598 (189/409) 90 (40/50) 100% (99%/100%) 15% (21%/12%)
University of Maine at MachiasNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Maine14,785 (6,779/8,006) 13,633 (6,238/7,395) 2,059 (1,120/939) 92% (92%/92%) 15% (18%/12%)
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Maine Maritime Academy1,147 (874/273) 598 (448/150) 217 (173/44) 52% (51%/55%) 36% (39%/16%)
University of Maine at Presque Isle700 (241/459) 693 (237/456) 177 (65/112) 99% (98%/99%) 26% (27%/24%)
University of New England4,843 (1,461/3,382) 4,226 (1,284/2,942) 564 (179/385) 87% (88%/87%) 13% (14%/11%)
Northern Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Empire Beauty School-MaineNo admission statistics available for the school.
Maine College of Art797 (175/622) 560 (120/440) 129 (34/95) 70% (69%/71%) 23% (28%/15%)
Saint Joseph's College of Maine1,274 (425/849) 1,105 (371/734) 224 (78/146) 87% (87%/86%) 20% (21%/17%)
Spa Tech Institute-WestbrookNo admission statistics available for the school.
Southern Maine Community CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
University of Southern Maine4,774 (1,805/2,969) 4,198 (1,505/2,693) 808 (319/489) 88% (83%/91%) 19% (21%/16%)
Thomas CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Unity College885 (352/533) 883 (350/533) 237 (109/128) 100% (99%/100%) 27% (31%/24%)
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 School2 (0/2) 2 (0/2) 2 (0/2) 100% (0%/100%) 100% (0%/100%)
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.
Purdue University Global-AugustaNo admission statistics available for the school.
Cosmotech School of CosmetologyNo admission statistics available for the school.
Husson University2,301 (946/1,355) 1,948 (747/1,201) 529 (220/309) 85% (79%/89%) 27% (29%/23%)
York County Community College - Sanford Instructional FacilityNo admission statistics available for the school.
Maine Media CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average3,832 (1,626/1,626)1,979 (801/1,179)438 (201/237)51.64% (49.2%/72.5%)20.83% (23.7%/18.9%)
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SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,014 and 75th percentile is 1,172 for Colleges in Maine. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 537 and the average SAT Math score is 556.
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 2020-2021.
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SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
Purdue University Global-LewistonNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
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 CollegeNo 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 Professions100%
(8)
450580430490
Central Maine Community CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Colby College47%
(265)
680740700780
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 KentNo 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.
University of MaineTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Maritime Academy91%
(197)
490580510580
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 Maine1%
(2)
385415523568
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 Maine73%
(592)
488590470570
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.
Purdue University Global-AugustaNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Cosmotech School of CosmetologyNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Husson University93%
(494)
480570480570
York County Community College - Sanford Instructional FacilityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Media CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average67.50% 495.50579.17 518.83593.00

*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 62 and 75th percentile is 78 for Colleges in Maine. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 24, the average ACT English score is 23, and the average ACT Math score is 23.
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 2020-2021.
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ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
Purdue University Global-LewistonNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
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 CollegeNo 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 College32%
(181)
3134 32352732
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 KentNo 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.
University of MaineTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
University of Maine-System Central OfficeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Maritime Academy15%
(28)
1925 17241825
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 Maine3%
(7)
2024 20231624
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 Maine3%
(28)
2025 18241825
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.
Purdue University Global-AugustaNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Cosmotech School of CosmetologyNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Husson University5%
(27)
1925 17231724
York County Community College - Sanford Instructional FacilityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Maine Media CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average11.60% 21.8026.60 20.8025.80 19.2026.00

*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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Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying Colleges in Maine based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
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Application Requirements Comparison Between Colleges In Maine
NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
Purdue University Global-LewistonInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
College of the Atlantic
Bates College
Beal CollegeInformation 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 at MachiasInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
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.
Purdue University Global-AugustaInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Cosmotech School of CosmetologyInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Husson University
York County Community College - Sanford Instructional FacilityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Maine Media CollegeInformation 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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