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Acceptance Rate 49.97%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 23.18%
Applicants 66,374
Admitted 33,164
Enrolled 7,689

Applying To Maine Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 49.97% at Maine colleges and universities where total 66,374 students have applied and 33,164 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $42.69 and the graduate application fees is $54.09. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Maine colleges.
General Admission Information of Maine Colleges
Open Admission Policy19 out of 39 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 42.69
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 54.09
Average Acceptance Rate49.97%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.18%
Average Test Scores1,107 SAT / 68 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 66,374 students (28,656 men and 37,654 women) applied to and 33,164 (13,722 men and 19,442 women) students were accepted to admit Maine Colleges. Among them, 3,591 men and 4,098 women were enrolled into Maine schools. The average acceptance rate is 49.97% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 23.18%. The table below shows the Maine colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Maine Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants66,37428,65637,654
Admitted33,16413,72219,442
Enrolled7,6893,5914,098
Acceptance Rate 49.97% 47.89% 51.63%
Enrollment Ratio 23.18% 26.17% 21.08%
[Chart]Maine Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Maine college, 4,782 students (83.56% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 648 students (12.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,197 and 25th percentile score is 1,018. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 76 and 25th percentile score is 60. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Maine colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Maine Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing508.89600.33
SAT Math508.67596.67
ACT Composite21.2525.50
ACT Math19.1325.50
ACT English20.0025.13
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Maine Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Maine Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Maine Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Maine State, 26 schools use semester calendar systems and 0 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester26 out of 39 schools
Quarter0 out of 39 schools
Trimester1 out of 39 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 39 schools
Other academic year2 out of 39 schools
Differs by program2 out of 39 schools
Continuous5 out of 39 schools
Un-Known/Other1 out of 39 schools
Next table describes credits that Maine colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits25 out of 39 schools
Credits for Life Experiences21 out of 39 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits29 out of 39 schools
Credit for Military Training23 out of 39 schools

Application Requirements

9 Maine schools require High School GPA and 18 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 5 Maine colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Maine colleges.
Admission Checklist for Maine Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA96
High School Rank012
High School Record (or Transcript)180
Completion of College Preparatory Program411
Recommendations142
Formal Demonstration of Competencies21
Admission Test Scores53
TOEFL132
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)10