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University of Maine
Orono, ME
The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is a public, land-grant institution. It is the most prestigious university in the state, offering more than 80 undergraduate degree programs in one of the most pristine recreational areas of the northeast. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Public Policy, Health, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Agriculture. Its 9,000 students come from 42 states and over 70 nations for professional and liberal arts programs in five undergraduate colleges. University of Maine's costs are considered very competitive - less than $20,000 per year for nonresidents - due to strong state support and careful budgeting. Its 3,300-acre main campus is located in Orono, eight miles north of Bangor.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,323
   Women 4,401 (47.2%)
   Men 4,922 (52.8%)
Graduate Students 1,896
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 90% of 12,952 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.23
SAT Math 540 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 534 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,992
Out-of-state: $42,862
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,628
Out-of-state: $29,498
  Room and Board $10,164
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $17,759
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 493
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Orono Population 9,474
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bananas the Black Bear
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.5% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students 2.0% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported