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University of Southern Maine Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Southern Maine? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,986 out of 3,402 applicants or 88% were admitted making University of Southern Maine an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. University of Southern Maine typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,018 1,384 3,402
Accepted 1,791 1,195 2,986
Acceptance Rate 89% 86% 88%
Enrolled 408 297 705
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Southern Maine and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Southern Maine regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Maine.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 835. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1180
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 81%-88%
16 to 19 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 16 Low <72%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >93%
1065 to 1180 Avg + 88%-93%
950 to 1065 Avg - 81%-88%
835 to 950 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 835 Low <72%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into University of Southern Maine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Southern Maine was 3.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.01 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Southern Maine accepts 88% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Southern Maine and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161554 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Maine.



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