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Maine Maritime Academy

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1941
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 836
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $11,106,366
Admissions Address

Pleasant Street
Castine, ME 04420-001



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: May 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jeff Wright
Admissions office telephone: (207) 326-2206
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 30
Decision sent by: June 30
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 20
Decision sent by: January 20
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $15
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://mainemaritime.edu/admissions/online_application0405.php Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 31
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 77%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 820
Total acceptances: 533
Total freshman enrollment: 239
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 12%
Male applicants: 674
Male acceptances: 436
Male freshman enrollment: 200
Female applicants: 146
Female acceptances: 97
Female freshman enrollment: 39
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 470 – 580
Combined: 910 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 0.0%
600-699 11.0% 20.0%
500-599 33.0% 45.0%
400-499 45.0% 29.0%
300-399 8.0% 6.0%
200-299 1.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 20%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 – 22
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 18 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
24-29 24.0% 16.0% 23.0%
18-23 55.0% 45.0% 59.0%
12-17 19.0% 35.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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