University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine

Orono, ME

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$11,744

$32,534

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,633
Declined 1,152
Total Received 14,785
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Public

10,721

undergraduate students

2,705

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 13,426
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small town

University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME
04469

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,633
Declined 1,152
Total Received 14,785

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,704

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,240
Room $5,684
Board $5,602
Additional fees $2,504
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $24,030
Average Financial Aid - $9,704
Total with Avg. Aid $14,326

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,737,276
State $2,665,317
Institutional $30,254,563
Other external $2,583,024
Total $48,240,180

Non-need-based

Federal $82,216
State $60,947
Institutional $19,364,870
Other external $1,696,692
Total $21,204,725
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 207 581-1324
F: 207 581-3261
umfinaid@maine.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Alpine skiing, Argentine tango, badminton, baseball, basketball, broomball, cheerleading, crew, cross-country, curling, cycling, diving, dodgeball, dressage, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, flag football, floor hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, power lifting, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, soccer, softball, spikeball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wiffle ball, woodsmen sports, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American East Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Hockey East Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General.
Aquaculture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Botany/Plant Biology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entomology.
Environmental Science.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Forest Sciences and Biology.
Forestry, General.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
Informatics.
Information Technology.
Intermedia/Multimedia.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marine Sciences.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Nutrition Sciences.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Plant Sciences, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
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, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Statistics, General.
Surveying Engineering.
Surveying Technology/Surveying.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management.
Wildlife Biology.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Women's Studies.
Zoology/Animal Biology.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,426

total students

57%

in-state

43%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

10,721
students

Female
48%
5,137

Male
52%
5,584

20%

2,705
students

Female
66%
1,773

Male
34%
932

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

8,375
students

Female
47%
3,918

Male
53%
4,457

22%

2,346
students

Female
52%
1,219

Male
48%
1,127

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Viet Nam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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