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.

Website: www.umaine.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,279
Undergraduate
Students
(47.2%) 4,379 Women
(52.8%) 4,900 Men
1,961
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 13,231 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.26
SAT Math
571 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,238
Out-of-state: $43,618
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,902
Out-of-state: $30,282
Room and Board
$10,136
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$14,897
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,741
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
512
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Orono Population
9,474
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bananas the Black Bear
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.9% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History   1
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Orono, ME 04469
Phone
(207) 581-1561
Fax
(207) 581-1213
E-mail
umaineadmissions@maine.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 13,231 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 6,964 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 6,267 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,532 (21%) of 12,207 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,167 (18%) of 6,436 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,365 (24%) of 5,771 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.26
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
32%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
571 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
581 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,238
Out-of-state: $43,618
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,902
Out-of-state: $30,282
Room and Board
$10,136
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
umfinaid@maine.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002053
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,068 (91.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,605 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,604 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
324 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$14,897
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,601 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,258
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,283 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,460
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 190 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
651 (28.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,213

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,857 (84.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,599 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,551 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
958 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$13,589
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,085 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,803
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,630 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,284
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 445 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,738 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,280

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,741
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,383
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Aquaculture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
512
Part-Time Faculty
326
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,309,596
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
600
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Wildlife Conservation, Professional Science Master's, Master of Forestry, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Water Resources
  • Western European Studies
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Water Resources
  • Western European Studies
  • Zoology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
9,474
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
660 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Bangor
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
area emergency text and email message system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bananas the Black Bear
School Colors
Light blue, dark blue, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x  
Track And Field x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, tennis
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, soccer, tennis

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, fraternity and sorority life, alternative breaks, umaine student government, campus activities board, wilde stein
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,279
Women
4,379 (47.2%)
Men
4,900 (52.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,204
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.9% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 29 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,961

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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