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Most Favored Maine Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Maine. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Bowdoin College, has the highest yield rate of 53.89% for academic year 2020-2021 in Maine. Bates College is positioned second with 44.15% yield and Colby College follows them with 40%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Maine.
Most Favored Maine Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2021)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Bowdoin College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBrunswick, ME
53.89% 9,402 861 464 9.16%
2Bates College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLewiston, ME
44.15% 7,696 1,085 479 14.10%
3Colby College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaterville, ME
39.58% 13,922 1,430 566 10.27%
4Husson University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBangor, ME
27.16% 2,301 1,948 529 84.66%
5College of the Atlantic
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBar Harbor, ME
27.04% 405 307 83 75.80%
6Unity College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsUnity, ME
26.84% 885 883 237 99.77%
7University of Maine at Presque Isle
Public, 4 or more yearsPresque Isle, ME
25.54% 700 693 177 99.00%
8University of Maine at Farmington
Public, 4 or more yearsFarmington, ME
24.72% 1,595 1,509 373 94.61%
9Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStandish, ME
20.27% 1,274 1,105 224 86.73%
10University of Southern Maine
Public, 4 or more yearsPortland, ME
19.25% 4,774 4,198 808 87.93%