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University of Maine, Orono

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1862
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 9,527
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

Website

http://www.umaine.edu

Admissions E-mail

um-admit@maine.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sharon M. Oliver
Admissions office telephone: (877) 486-2364
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://apply.maine.edu Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by April 30)
Room deposit: N/A
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 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 3
History N/A 1
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 17 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
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: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 6,086
Total acceptances: 4,834
Total freshman enrollment: 1,898
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,108
Male acceptances: 2,429
Male freshman enrollment: 983
 
Female applicants: 2,978
Female acceptances: 2,405
Female freshman enrollment: 915
Out-of-state freshmen: 21%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 68
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 30
Students enrolled from waiting list: 26

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 580
Math: 480 – 600
Combined: 960 – 1180

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 19.0% 23.0%
500-599 47.0% 43.0%
400-499 28.0% 27.0%
300-399 3.0% 3.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.2% N/A N/A
24-29 38.0% N/A N/A
18-23 48.5% N/A N/A
12-17 8.3% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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