Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at University of Southern Maine. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationwww.usm.maine.edu/admission
Online Applicationhttps://beech.unet.maine.edu/eapp/pls/eaMenu.logon_index_page
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 87.93% and the yield is 19.25%. 1,805 men and 2,969 women applied to University of Southern Maine and 1,505 men and 2,693 women students were accepted. Among them, 319 men and 489 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,7741,8052,969
Admitted4,1981,5052,693
Enrolled808319489
Acceptance Rate 87.93%83.38%90.70%
Yield 19.25%21.20%18.16%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 592 students (73% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 28 students (3%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 590 and the 25th percentile is 488. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 470 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 25 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing488590
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite2025
ACT Math1825
ACT English1824
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Southern Maine are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of Southern Maine.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPANeither required nor recommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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