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SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Maine Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Maine Colleges

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If you don't like standardized tests or if you didn't do well on the SAT, Maine has some good news for you. Many of Maine's top colleges are test-optional and don't require SAT or ACT scores. Other schools have either open admissions or an admissions bar that isn't unreasonably high. In the chart below, you'll find scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Maine colleges. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.

Also remember that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at many of these Maine colleges, especially at the top Maine colleges, will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that when a test-optional college posts its SAT data, I have included those numbers here. Thus, you'll find test-score ranges for Bowdoin and Colby even though both schools have some form of test-optional admissions.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Maine Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Bates College test-optional
Bowdoin College 670 760 670 760 670 760
Colby College 610 710 630 720 610 710
College of the Atlantic test-optional
Husson University 410 510 430 530 400 510
Maine Maritime Academy 460 560 490 590 440 540
New England School of Communications test-optional
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 420 510 420 510 432 536
Thomas College 390 510 400 510 380 480
Unity College test-optional
University of Maine at Augusta open admissions
University of Maine at Farmington test-optional
University of Maine at Machias 400 510 390 510 380 510
University of Maine at Orono 470 590 470 600 460 580
University of New England 470 570 490 590 - -
University of Southern Maine 440 570 440 560 - -
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