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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 63.05% for academic year 2021-2022 in Maine. Colby College is positioned second with 47.02% yield and Bates College follows them with 44%. 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 (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Bowdoin College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBrunswick, ME
63.05% 9,325 839 529 9.00%
2Colby College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaterville, ME
47.02% 15,857 1,427 671 9.00%
3Bates College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLewiston, ME
43.97% 7,319 1,244 547 17.00%
4College of the Atlantic
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBar Harbor, ME
29.06% 525 320 93 60.95%
5Husson University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBangor, ME
24.98% 2,802 2,410 602 86.01%
6University of Maine at Farmington
Public, four-yearsFarmington, ME
23.00% 1,569 1,522 350 97.00%
7University of Maine at Presque Isle
Public, four-yearsPresque Isle, ME
20.00% 800 800 160 100.00%
8University of Southern Maine
Public, four-yearsPortland, ME
19.00% 5,397 4,695 892 86.99%
9Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStandish, ME
18.96% 1,354 1,097 208 81.02%
10University of Maine
Public, four-yearsOrono, ME
16.00% 14,965 14,366 2,299 96.00%