University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine

Orono, ME

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$11,438

$31,748

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
44%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
30-36
11%
24-29
36%
18-23
47%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,838
Declined 1,280
Total Received 13,118
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Public

9,430

undergraduate students

2,131

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is a public land grant and sea grant institution. Programs are offered through the Maine Business School and five colleges: College of Engineering; College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; College of Education and Human Development; College of Liberal Arts; and the Honors College. The 650-acre main campus of the flagship university is located in Orono, five miles north of Bangor.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,561
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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660-acre campus in Orono (population: 11,305), five miles from Bangor. Air and bus serve Bangor; larger airport and train serve Portland (125 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bangor International

University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono
04469

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Alternative Breaks
  • UMaine Student Government
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Wilde Stein

Top Events

  • Maine Day
  • Homecoming
  • Family and Friends Weekend

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • area emergency text and email message system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
79%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
44%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
30-36
11%
24-29
36%
18-23
47%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.35

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,838
Declined 1,280
Total Received 13,118

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Table tennis, Tennis, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Table tennis, Tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forestry, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Sciences
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,561

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

9,430
students

Female
47%
4,417

Male
53%
5,013

18%

2,131
students

Female
65%
1,383

Male
35%
748

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

8,060
students

Female
47%
3,767

Male
53%
4,293

15%

1,370
students

Female
48%
650

Male
52%
720

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 38%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

466

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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