University of Maine

Orono, ME

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.

University of Maine

Orono, ME

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
7%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3916
ACT 1664

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,561
Established in 1865
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  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)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Orono, ME

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.

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
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
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lateef O'Connor
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
P: 877 486-2364
F: 207 581-1213
umaineadmissions@maine.edu

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,450

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,438
Room $5,518
Board $5,448
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $23,404
Average Financial Aid - $14,450
Total with Avg. Aid $8,954

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Connie Smith
Director of Student Financial Aid
csmith@maine.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Ken Ralph (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animal Sciences
Animal/Veterinary Sciences
Anthropology
Anthropology/Environmental Policy
Anthropology/Environmental Policy
Aquaculture/Aquatic Resources
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Botany
Botany/Plant Pathology
Business Administration
Business Administration in Accounting
Business Administration in Finance
Business Administration in Management
Business Administration in Marketing
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development/Family Relations
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology
Counselor Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Earth Sciences
Earth/Climate Sciences
Ecology/Environmental Science
Ecology/Environmental Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Curriculum Assessment/Instruction
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Horticulture
Financial Economics
Food Science/Human Nutrition
Food/Nutrition Sciences
Forest Operations/Bioproducts/Bioenergy
Forest Resources
Forestry
French
Global Policy
Higher Education
Higher Educational Leadership
History
Horticulture
Human Development
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Individualized Program
Information Systems
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Intermedia
International Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Liberal Studies
Literacy Education
Marine Biology
Marine Bioresources
Marine Policy
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
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
Quaternary/Climate Studies
Resource Economics/Policy
Romance Languages
Science Education
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Curriculum Assessment/Instruction
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spatial Informatics
Spatial Information Science/Engineering
Special Education
Statistics
Studio Art
Survey Engineering Technology
Sustainable Agriculture
Teaching
Theatre
University Studies
Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Ecology
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Zoology
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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

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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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

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

International Student Contact

Orlina Boteva
Director of International Programs
207 581-3437
internationaladm@maine.edu

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