University of Maine

Orono, ME, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a 4-year public institution and the flagship campus of the UMaine system. UMaine encompasses colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering, and Natural Sciences conferring degrees in almost 100 majors and minors. In addition to classroom experience, UMaine students participate in research projects for NASA, the U.S. Military, and the National Science Foundation. For artistically-inclined students, the campus is home to the UMaine Museum of Art and Collins Center for the Arts.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
54%
Out-Of-State Students
37%
15%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1157
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,240
Total Number of Undergrads
9,279
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
39%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,074
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,170
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,970
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,718
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,544
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,312
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,674

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,899
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Student Organizations
160
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
38%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Black Bears
School Colors
Blue/White/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic 10 Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Bangor
Portland
Boston
Lewiston
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
79%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
UMaine is a very welcoming community that embraces diversity. It has a beautiful campus that is full of many activities to take part in. And UMaine is innovative, it is working hard toward many sources green technology and other research.
Stephanie
Whether you are a stereotypical jock, party animal, nerd, or somewhere in between, you will fit right in with the University of Maine. The campus is pretty large, but not too overwhelming for first-year students.Overall, I love it here, even if it is a little far from home.
Nicholas from Gray, ME
I have found solace at the University of Maine. Whether it be in class, in the student union, or even up in my favorite tree, I always feel like I'm part of something. Like they say, you're in a great place.
Hayley from New York
Don't be afraid to speak your mind or fight for what you want. Nice people, very pretty. Prepare to be underwhelmed and overstressed.
Kelsey from Orono, ME
It's a great sized campus.
Most everyone is very nice and social.
UMO would be a great experience for the college life.
Seth from Old Town, ME
The University Of Maine has provided me with the opportunity to earn the degree that I wanted to earn while I have been able to enjoy some outdoor activities that I may not have otherwise been able to. By coming here from out of state I have been introduced to a new lifestyle for the better.
Caitlyn from Wilmington, DE
University of Maine has become a real home for me. They are welcoming understanding and very spirited. I never thought college was going to be good for me but here i found a school i want to be apart of and want to graduate from.
Rhanmis from Lawrence, MA

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