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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 as of 59.05% for academic year 2019-2020 in Maine. Bates College is positioned second with 50.00% 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 (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Bowdoin College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBrunswick, ME
59.05% 9,332 845 499 9.05%
2Bates College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLewiston, ME
50.00% 8,222 998 499 12.14%
3Colby College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaterville, ME
39.73% 13,584 1,314 522 9.67%
4College of the Atlantic
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBar Harbor, ME
32.31% 451 325 105 72.06%
5Husson University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBangor, ME
27.63% 2,529 2,139 591 84.58%
6University of Maine at Presque Isle
Public, 4 or more yearsPresque Isle, ME
25.93% 736 729 189 99.05%
7University of Maine at Farmington
Public, 4 or more yearsFarmington, ME
24.21% 1,744 1,586 384 90.94%
8University of Southern Maine
Public, 4 or more yearsPortland, ME
22.09% 4,996 4,042 893 80.90%
9Unity College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsUnity, ME
21.33% 983 966 206 98.27%
10Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStandish, ME
18.69% 1,301 1,134 212 87.16%