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University of Maine at Presque Isle Reviews

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  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UMPI is a great school for non-traditional and commuter students, of which it has the highest population. The staff and campus community as a whole is very sympathetic towards the needs of these students who either travel great distances (like myself who lives 40 miles from campus) or have families, jobs and other obligations in their lives besides school.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, it is wise to get applications done ASAP and attend Early Acceptance days held by UMPI at their high schools for a better chance at desired courses and financial aid. These dates are normally set in early-mid. December.

    Bang for the buck

    UMPI also offers great financial aid and scholarship options to students along with a good quality education for a low-cost tuition (especially for Maine, New England and Canadian residents), which makes it a bargain in the college market.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a smaller school, you get to know more people on campus which leads to a more enjoyable college experience through positive interactions with both staff members and fellow students alike.

    Am learning a lot

    Despite being a small rural school, UMPI offers a lot of great courses to its students especially those going into the field of education, ranging from English to Recreation and Phys. Ed.

  • 11/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students welcome.

    Tips for prospective students

    UMPI has a great sports program. Offers a diverse course selection. Has small classes which means more one on one. It is the least expensive of the University of Maine system.

    Bang for the buck

    I think UMPI is great. Small classes, sports I participate in, etc...

    Am enjoying being here

    I like being here at UMPI because the students and faculty are very nice and helpful. I'm not too far from home. Only 5 hours.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that UMPI is giving me a lot for my money. The classes are small, which means more professor attention.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle is like a tiny community. You really get to know everyone over the course of a year, which creates that much more of a safe feel. Walking to and from classes in the dark, however, was a little creepy for me, only because I'm very skeptical of what people are capable of. However, there is campus security and they offer safety walks. This means that if you are uncomfortable walking to and from a building alone, they will meet you and walk with you to your destination. It's comforting to know this is available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus; some for fun and some that actually deal with particular majors. Anyone can join any club, and it's a great way to get involved and meet new people. Many clubs offer the opportunity to travel to different states and countries. Some clubs require more responsibility than others, so making sure you know what it's all about is very important.

    What to do for fun

    I'm a very outgoing person, and this school had many options and opportunities to get out and stay active. Whether it was going to the gym with a friend, being a part of a few of the many clubs on campus, or playing disc golf, there was always something. I was a member of the Dance Team and Newspaper Club my first year. It kept me really busy, but I met most of my friends this way and stayed active at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    This was probably the only part about the school that I was slightly disappointed with. I remember having gone to visit this school while I was still in middle school and high school, and I thought the cafeteria and the food was absolutely amazing. The appearance of the cafeteria still held up to my expectations; it's a really nice area. The food however, became really repetitive after a while. There weren't many healthy options, and sometimes the hot meal just wasn't to my liking. I'd order off the grill a lot and always feared gaining weight. Some of the meals are absolutely delicious, but I really think variety and healthier options need to be considered.

    Dorm Life

    Living away from home was a huge concern for me upon attending college. I am an only child and I was really nervous about the transition. Surprisingly, I didn't have to force myself to enjoy dorm life, I sincerely enjoyed being in the dorms. Yes, it did take time for me to meet people and become situated with a comfortable routine, but I really enjoyed living on campus. It provided such great convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    All in all, I feel very accomplished after my first year of school here. There are, however, some classes where I feel as though some of the work isn't necessary. It's surely a large work load, and having to concentrate on many things at once can be overwhelming. Many of the projects I worked on throughout the semester were very beneficial to me. I find some of the book work to be a little tedious at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although many people feel like larger schools and more widely known schools will offer you a better education, I have learned for myself that this isn't true. What you put into your education is what you will get out of it no matter where you go. The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a friendly campus, and I think this is a great place to start and even complete a full degree.

    In three sentences

    This school feels like its own little community, and I absolutely love how welcoming it is. The faculty and staff work hard to not only please the students, but to also create lasting relationships. The friends I have made here within my first year is astounding, and I am so happy that I have chosen to attend this school.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not really a huge deal. This campus is really safe and the students are generally well behaved. I have yet to ever run into any problems here at UMPI.

    Greek Life

    A few of those then again that is why I love this campus, because I am not a huge fan of the Greek life, and what students now have made it.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs. UMPI Outing Club

    Great for these types of students

    Great for laid back individuals that love the cold and love the outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    I am going to be going dog sledding in March with the UMPI Outing Club, which I am a par of. I never would have dreamed that I would get the chance to go dog sledding but I am.

    What to do for fun

    With the college located in northern Maine there is always something to get you outside. The gym facilities is excellent and is a really great resource for a healthy life. With so many clubs on campus offering different events and trips to sign up for there is no need to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Fran who works on the grill area makes going to the cafe all the more enjoyable. She is such a sweet older women who treats all the students with respect. Although the food diversity could be better, The food it self is always well prepared and never old. The Owls nest Grill area could have better hours.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a Suite style living area and it is fantastic. I have my own bathroom, kitchen and my own room due to the fact that I don't have a roommate. I also have an extra room because I don't have a suite mate as well.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers will know you by name and will gladly have a conversation outside of class with you. They honestly want you to do the best you can and the teachers will put in the extra time to get you to where you want to be. Also like any traditional school you will have teachers who are harder then others due to the course level.

    Tips for prospective students

    You hear time and time again to join clubs and get involved. Well that statement is so true. Honestly this is my second time doing college and now that I have mature and realized what college has to offer i want to experience all of the aspects of a well rounded student life.

    In three sentences

    As I write this it is currently snowing and I am enjoying the fact that the heat is excellent in all the building on and off campus. I live in a dorm called Skyway and it is for students 21 and older. This campus truly makes me feel as if I belong here. Every time I walk to and from classes to meals or to the gym I just get this sense of pride knowing that I am an Owl.