Beyond your expectations
What do Coca-Cola™, the United Nations, and Ford Motor Company have in common? Recent University of Maine graduates have started their careers there. Other alumni have transitioned to prestigious graduate schools, including the University of Southern California, Emory University, and Harvard University. Within one year of graduation, 94% of UMaine alumni have secured jobs or are in graduate school.
World-renowned researchers as your teachers
Students at UMaine choose from over 90 majors and programs across five colleges, learning from some of the world’s leading teaching and research faculty. Top students at UMaine are invited to join one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious Honors Colleges, where students and
faculty advisors work together on breakthrough research.
Ranked #105 in the National Science Foundation’s top research universities, UMaine is also included in the top 8% of colleges and universities nationwide to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Research University: High Research Activity” institution. The Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology
is a hub for cutting-edge sensor and nanotechnology research, and our Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a global leader in deepwater offshore wind energy development.
More affordable and a better value
UMaine has the resources of a top national research university for one-third the cost of the average private institution, which translates into a savings of tens of thousands of dollars. Each year qualified new students at UMaine receive more than $15.8 million in grants.
If you’re interested in medical, dental, or veterinary school after graduating, the University of Maine Foundation offers low-interest loans with deferred payments via the $12 million Charles E. Gilbert Loan Fund.
The buzz around Bangor
Over the past few years, Bangor has become a popular destination for travelers and Mainers alike. International music acts such as Kenny Chesney, Kesha, Lil Wayne, and Arcade Fire have all performed as part of the Waterfront Concerts series. Bangor is also home to the American Folk Festival and boasts the new Cross Insurance Center, where the UMaine Black Bears basketball teams play.
Life on and around campus
If you’re looking for a classic New England college town, Orono is it. Bike the trails. Paddle a kayak or canoe on the Penobscot and Stillwater Rivers just steps outside your residence hall. Or meet friends downtown to watch the Red Sox on TV while enjoying a red snapper hot dog and blueberry soda. The Bangor Mall, with more than 80 stores, is also a short bus or car ride from campus.
On campus, experience Broadway productions such as Spring Awakening and Grease, play rugby, or become involved in one of more than 200 student clubs and organizations. Fourteen percent of UMaine students join one of the 26 fraternities and sororities on campus.
Get real-world experience
UMaine undergraduates have more than 770 options to study abroad, including travel study courses and volunteering in countries around the world.
UMaine undergraduates have extraordinary opportunities to take part in research and hands-on learning. Join SPIFFY, the student investment club, and help manage a $2.26 million real-money portfolio. Study black bear cubs and track bear populations in the field as a wildlife ecology major. Train for a teaching career in urban, rural, and international classrooms. Engineering majors can choose from a network of established internships that often lead to employment after graduation. Regardless of your major, you will graduate with the skills and experience employers demand.
Be a Black Bear. Apply today
For complete information on how to apply, visit www.go.umaine.edu/apply.
Type of College: Four-year, public coeducational university
Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, post-bachelor’s certificate, master’s, post-master’s certificate, doctoral degrees
Number of Students: 9,182 undergraduates and 2,065 graduates (2013–2014)
Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Colleges and Programs: The College of Education and Human Development; the College of Engineering; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; and the Maine Business School, as well as the Honors College, offering over 90 majors and academic programs, 75 master’s programs, and 30 doctoral programs
Geographic Diversity: Students from 65 countries and 48 U.S. states and territories (2013–2014)
Financial Aid: $109 million undergraduate financial aid and scholarships awarded; 80% of first-time, full-time freshmen awarded aid (2013–2014)
Deadlines and Application Fee:
• Early Action deadline for priority consideration for scholarships: December 15
• Regular Admission: February 1 (recommended)
• Transfer: May 1 (recommended)
• Application fee: $40