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Tuition & Fees

$11,606

$29,486

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,789
Declined + 1,547
Total Received 9,336
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is a public, land-grant institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Public Policy, and Health, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Agriculture. Its 3,300-acre main campus is located in Orono, eight miles north of Bangor.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,247
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 3916
ACT 1664

Social Networks

Public

9,182

undergraduate students

2,065

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
5%
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Orono, ME

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Fun Facts

  • The University of Maine Black Bears mascot is named Bananas after a real black bear cub was brought to a football game in 1914--his tricks made the crowd go "bananas"!

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Orono, ME

3,300-acre campus in Orono (population: 9,112), 12 miles from Bangor. Airport and bus serve Bangor; larger airport and train serve Portland (125 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,789
Declined + 1,547
Total Received 9,336

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Sharon M. Oliver
Director of Admissions
P: 877 486-2364
F: 207 581-1213
um-admit@maine.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,283,732
State $2,533,938
Institutional $18,722,551
Other external $2,648,426
Total $39,188,647

Non-need-based

Federal $6,134
State $12,564
Institutional $2,822,848
Other external $911,058
Total $3,752,604

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American East Conference (Division I), Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Hockey East Association (Division I)
Mascot
Black Bears
School colors
Maine blue, navy blue, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animal Sciences
Animal/Veterinary Sciences
Anthropology
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Botany
Botany/Plant Pathology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development/Family Relations
Civil Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management Technology
Counselor Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Environmental Science
Ecology/Environmental Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Horticulture
Financial Economics
Food Science/Human Nutrition
Food/Nutrition Sciences
Forest Operations Science
Forest Resources
Forestry
French
German
Higher Education
Higher Educational Leadership
History
Horticulture
Human Development
Individualized Program
Information Systems
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Intermedia
International Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Latin
Liberal Studies
Literacy Education
Marine Biology
Marine Bioresources
Marine Policy
Marine Science
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Microbiology
Modern Languages
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Music Conducting
Music Education
Music Performance
New Media
Nursing
Oceanography
Parks/Recreation/Tourism
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Plant/Soil/Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Professional Science
Psychology
Pulp/Paper Technology
Quaternary/Climate Studies
Resource Economics/Policy
Romance Languages
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spatial Information Science/Engineering
Special Education
Studio Art
Survey Engineering Technology
Sustainable Agriculture
Teaching
Theatre
University Studies
Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Ecology
Women's Studies
Wood Science/Technology
Zoology
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Undergraduate

82%

9,182
students

Female
48%
4,413

Male
52%
4,769

Graduate

18%

2,065
students

Female
66%
1,359

Male
34%
706

undergraduateFull-time

86%

7,922
students

Female
48%
3,757

Male
52%
4,165

undergraduatePart-time

14%

1,260
students

Female
53%
656

Male
47%
604

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Boucias
Director of International Programs
208 581-2905
umintadm@maine.edu

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