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University of Maine at Machias Reviews

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  • 12/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the outdoors will love UMM. Also students who like the small town atmosphere will enjoy UMM. UMM is a great place for just about anyone and everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to be ready to learn. It takes a lot of dedication to get those grades up!

    Bang for the buck

    I really do believe I get all I can at UMM. Along with the schooling, I am learning other skills because of the other activities at UMM. It really is worth every penny spent. I feel as though I have made life long friends and learned life long lesson, both in and outside of the classroom.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UMM. The small town atmosphere helps the students there make friends. I have found myself missing UMM over breaks because I feel as though Machias is where I belong. I have become part of a family, and it seems like everyone else feels the same. There are many activities on campus that everyone is welcome to. We have mens and womens soccer, basketball, and cross country. We also have womens volleyball. There is nothing like cheering on your team! There are many organizations to join as well! I am part of one of many Greek organizations and part of UMM's drama club, Thespis Players. Even though it is a small town something is always going on at UMM!

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Maine at Machias has small classes which are perfect for learning. You really get the help that you need from professors. At UMM, professors know who you are and can help you receive the grades you want to achieve. The professors will take time to teach you if you are struggling in their classes. There is a lot of learning going on. Whenever help is needed it is so simple to go to the professor or even a tutor. Because it is a smaller school, many students also like to have study groups.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people interested in a secondary education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research and apply for scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    Seems to have a decent price.

    Will enjoy being here

    Seems like it has a decent location.

    Will learn a lot

    This seems like a pretty decent school.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus security and I've never heard of any problems. The campus is open to the entire community and that bothers me.

    Greek Life

    There are a number of organizations on campus but I don't fully understand them to say anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is clubs on campus but activities aren't that frequent, and you usually have to pay for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors/Nature people. People who don't mind being bored. People who like small class sizes.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in the state of Maine you are getting a great deal. This school will get you your bang for the buck. I live in Massachusetts so I get the overpriced out of state tuition which I could go to a private school for, which is why I am transferring to an in state Massachusetts school. If you are out of state don't go here.

    What to do for fun

    On a daily basis there isn't much to do at the school and there is nothing in town. I find myself on the computer or watching TV most of the time. Sometimes there is some events going on and performers are brought to the school which is good. The is a pool and a game room with pool tables and air hockey but this stuff gets boring fast. If your looking for fun you'll probably find it in your classes because you will do a lot of field work, other than that I'm pretty bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UMM is okay. On visiting days they make it really good but on all other days it is okay. I think they put way to much salt on it. There is always pizza if you don't like what they are serving. I would describe the food here as a hit or miss, some days it is good while other days it is bad. Breakfast is always made to order though so it is always good and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty good here, even the freshman dorms are good and cleaned very frequently. Compared to other schools I have visited I think the rooms are quite large. The wifi in dorms is terrible but there is ethernet jacks on each side of the rooms and they give you free ethernet cables. There is also cable in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here isn't really that hard. As a marine biology major I don't seem to get much course work but you must study. Don't assume you can just go into a test by not studying because you will fail. Take notes even if they are not written on the board.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for this school, there is no stores nearby to buy school supplies. It rains a lot here in down-east Maine and is usually cloudy. You will have the same teachers for a good amount of your classes so get on their good sides.

    In three sentences

    UMaine Machias is a good hands on school and you will learn a lot. Class sizes are very small, most less than 20 students. The campus is very small though and it's literally in the middle of no-where so there is not much to do.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Their is not much to do for fun around here. In the fall and spring you can go to the beach and take walks, but other then that their is not much. I mostly go to the gym to pass the time of not being in class.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not the greatest. The cafe tries to make new things, but I always get pizza because the food is fairly gross. The Galley has good food on the other hand and provides more of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is fairly decent. The restroom facilities are not particularly clean, but I suppose they try their best. The walls are paper thin so you always hear noises from beside you or for people above you. The RA's are very nice and do not really cause much of a bother.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not really hard, but they do offer some challenging classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is fairly small and does not have a lot of people that attend. The town of Machias is also a fairly boring place and it is a long ride to the nearest Walmart. I bonus is it is close to the ocean

    In three sentences

    It is a fairly nice school at offers a variety of majors and minors. This school is very diverse and treats people equally. The University has good financial aid and try to help you when needed.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Trails to walk/ride bikes. Soccer field, game room.

    Food and Dining

    This is the only thing I would advise you watch for. The food is good some days.

    Dorm Life

    RA's are good, dorms are clean for the most part, but some can be loud.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging but great expansion of knowledge overall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work on time, and be punctual.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for somebody who want's low student count and is interested in environmental science and/or rec majors. Welcoming campus and great teachers. Good start for anyone.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Phi Tau Phi is the best sorority.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like homey environments will love Machias.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, explore the trails.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty decent food and the staff is open for suggestions.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm and my freshman girl floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small. Professors know your name.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, you will love it.

    In three sentences

    Machias feels like home. It is a small campus in a beautiful area. You will know everyone on campus.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    It is a small school in the middle of a small area. It is isolated from almost everything, if you need to go to a large store to purchase something you have to drive almost 2 hours in either direction. It is very welcoming to all types of people.