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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 62.90% for academic year 2021-2022 in Maine. Colby College is positioned second with 47.41% 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
62.90% 9,325 822 517 8.82%
2Colby College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaterville, ME
47.41% 15,857 1,407 667 8.87%
3Bates College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLewiston, ME
43.65% 7,319 1,267 553 17.31%
4College of the Atlantic
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBar Harbor, ME
28.97% 525 321 93 61.14%
5Husson University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBangor, ME
24.86% 2,802 2,397 596 85.55%
6University of Maine at Farmington
Public, four-yearsFarmington, ME
22.74% 1,569 1,517 345 96.69%
7University of Maine at Presque Isle
Public, four-yearsPresque Isle, ME
20.28% 800 799 162 99.88%
8Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStandish, ME
19.07% 1,354 1,091 208 80.58%
9University of Southern Maine
Public, four-yearsPortland, ME
19.06% 5,397 4,695 895 86.99%
10University of Maine
Public, four-yearsOrono, ME
16.05% 14,965 14,435 2,317 96.46%