University of Maine at Presque Isle Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Presque Isle, Maine
Presque Isle, Maine. Alexrk2 / Wikimedia Commons

University of Maine at Presque Isle Admissions Overview:

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has largely open admissions with an acceptance rate of 87%. Students with decent grades in college preparatory classes are likely to be admitted. Along with an application, interested students will need to submit a letter of recommendation, personal essay, and official high school transcripts. SAT and ACT scores are not required.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Maine at Presque Isle Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • The University of Maine at Presque Isle has largely open admissions, but students will need adequate college preparatory coursework to be accepted. The medical laboratory technology and nursing programs have enrollment limits and more restrictive admission standards.
  • UMPI has test-optional-admissions
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

University of Maine at Presque Isle Description:

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a public university and one of the seven universities in the University of Maine System. Presque Isle is a city of about 10,000 people located in the rural northeastern corner of the state. Canada is less than 15 miles away.

UMPI places high value on small classes and quality teaching. The university has an entirely undergraduate focus, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. The school takes environmental issues seriously and is home to a 600 KW wind turbine and a solar array. The school is also home to the Northern Maine Museum of Science.

Students can choose from a variety of clubs and activities, and the campus features a relatively new fitness facility with a 25 yard pool and 37 foot climbing wall. The surrounding area offers a wide range of four-season outdoor recreation. In athletics, the UMPI Owls compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The university fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,326 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 53% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,436 (in-state); $11,066 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,044
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $18,880 (in-state); $22,510 (out-of-state)

University of Maine at Presque Isle Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,418
    • Loans: $4,799

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: 

    Business, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Secondary Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Skiing, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Skiing, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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