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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Maine

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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 best schools in Maine. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Maine is 48.47% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.06%.
Bowdoin College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 9.16% and Bowdoin College has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 53.89% among best schools 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.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Maine
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Bowdoin College9,402 (3,948/5,454) 861 (406/455) 464 (222/242) 9% (10%/8%) 54% (55%/4%)
2 Colby College13,922 (6,375/7,547) 1,430 (668/762) 566 (288/278) 10% (10%/10%) 40% (43%/4%)
3 Bates College7,696 (3,439/4,257) 1,085 (488/597) 479 (227/252) 14% (14%/14%) 44% (47%/6%)
4 University of New England4,843 (1,461/3,382) 4,226 (1,284/2,942) 564 (179/385) 87% (88%/87%) 13% (14%/11%)
5 Husson University2,301 (946/1,355) 1,948 (747/1,201) 529 (220/309) 85% (79%/89%) 27% (29%/23%)
6 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%)
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine1,274 (425/849) 1,105 (371/734) 224 (78/146) 87% (87%/86%) 20% (21%/17%)
8 College of the Atlantic405 (136/269) 307 (97/210) 83 (32/51) 76% (71%/78%) 27% (33%/19%)
9 University of Southern Maine4,774 (1,805/2,969) 4,198 (1,505/2,693) 808 (319/489) 88% (83%/91%) 19% (21%/16%)
10 Thomas CollegeNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average6,600 (2,813/2,813)3,199 (1,312/1,888)642 (298/343)48.47% (46.6%/67.1%)20.06% (22.7%/18.2%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,052 and 75th percentile is 1,201 for best schools in Maine. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 544 and the average SAT Math score is 583.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Maine. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Maine for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Maine
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Bowdoin CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2Colby College47%
(265)
680740700780
3Bates CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
4University of New EnglandTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
5Husson University93%
(494)
480570480570
6University of MaineTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
7Saint Joseph's College of Maine1%
(2)
385415523568
8College of the AtlanticTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
9University of Southern Maine73%
(592)
488590470570
10Thomas CollegeNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average53.50% 508.25578.75 543.25622.00

*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.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 64 and 75th percentile is 80 for best schools in Maine. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 25, the average ACT English score is 24, 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 best schools in Maine. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Maine for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Maine
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Bowdoin CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2Colby College32%
(181)
3134 32352732
3Bates CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
4University of New EnglandTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
5Husson University5%
(27)
1925 17231724
6University of MaineTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
7Saint Joseph's College of Maine3%
(7)
2024 20231624
8College of the AtlanticTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
9University of Southern Maine3%
(28)
2025 18241825
10Thomas CollegeNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average10.75% 22.5027.00 21.7526.25 19.5026.25

*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.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Maine based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Maine
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Bowdoin College
2 Colby College
3 Bates College
4 University of New England
5 Husson University
6 University of Maine
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine
8 College of the Atlantic
9 University of Southern Maine
10 Thomas 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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