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University of Maine at Machias

  • Machias, ME
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 70%30%
    student ratio
  • 892
    total students
  • $6,600 | $18,480
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 85%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Overview

The University of Maine at Machias is a public institute of higher learning with an exceptional reputation for its academic programs in environmental liberal arts.

Programs of study at UMM focus on personal attention and academic success. The coastal ecosystems and Maine communities of the area make perfect classrooms for its academic programs. Students collaborate with faculty in small classes and have many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and internships.

University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Degree Offerings

UMM awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and community studies; biology (concentrations in fisheries biology, wildlife biology, and pre-professional preparation in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine); business and entrepreneurial studies (self-designed concentration); college studies (secondary mathematics education and self-designed program option); elementary teacher education, environmental studies (self-designed concentration); English (concentrations in creative writing and literary studies); interdisciplinary fine arts (concentrations in book arts, creative writing, music, theater, and visual arts); marine biology; and environmental recreation and tourism management (areas of specialization in adventure recreation, park management, sports and fitness management, and tourism management).

University of Maine at Machias Core Curriculum

The strong environmental liberal arts core curriculum at UMM provides students with thinking and communications skills they will need for successful careers and lives. It encourages community engagement and active learning through academics and the real application of students' learned knowledge.

All bachelor's degree candidates, no matter the academic programs, must fulfill specific general requirements, including earning at least 120 credits before graduation and maintaining a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 2.00.

University of Maine at Machias Facilities

UMM offers a myriad of special programs, facilities, and community programs to its students.

The university art gallery features both special exhibits as well as a permanent collection.

The Center for Lifelong Learning is a recreation and fitness center for the university and the Washington County community. Monthly or annual memberships, as well as day passes, are available for the CLL's pool, gymnasium, and cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Personal trainers are also available for hire.

The Downeast Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves as a marine field station for the university, and is located just 30 miles from campus in Black Duck Cove.

The University of Maine at Machias also offers an Early College Program for students who have not yet graduated high school and are from Hancock and Washington counties. The participating high school students have the opportunity to take courses at the university.

UMM also offers a child care facility to serve the needs of its students and faculty. The Elizabeth Clarke Flaherty ECEC serves full- and part-time infants through pre-school aged children.

University of Maine at Machias Career Development

Career development offers a comprehensive career-planning program designed to help students with self-assessment, career exploration, job search, and graduate school planning. Many of the school's career development department resources are accessible online, but for this process to be most beneficial, students should come to the career center. The office also coordinates Cooperative Education and International Student Services.

University of Maine at Machias Campus Life

UMM students have access to a wide variety of activities on campus including varsity sports, intramural sports, and student organizations. Varsity sports include men's basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball.

There are two residence halls on campus including Dorward Hall and Sennett Hall. Residence halls are staffed by full-time professional staff and student resident assistants. Each residence hall has a security access swipe system for safety and convenience allowing access to the halls' front doors, rooms, and a 24-hour reading room.


Location & Contact

9 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654

Director of Admissions

Phone: 207-255-1318
Fax: 207-255-1363
Email: ummadmissions@maine.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conservation Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Community Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

85% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied452
    • Accepted386
    • Acceptance Rate85%
    • Enrolled892
    • Female Applicants298
    • Females Accepted250
    • Female Acceptance Rate83%
    • Male Applicants154
    • Males Accepted136
    • Male Acceptance Rate88%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 410 530
    • SAT Math 410 520
    • SAT Writing 390 510
    • ACT Composite 18 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,600
    • Out-of-state tuition *$18,480
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$820.00
    • Room and board *$7,900.00
    • Room only *$4,000.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students892
    • Male Student Percentage30%
    • Female Student Percentage70%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.69%
    • Black or African American3.69%
    • White or Caucasian81.21%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native2.18%
    • Asian.34%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.52%
    • Unknown5.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students20.5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 37%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Not Reported
    • Drama / theater group Not Reported
    • Student-run radio station Not Reported
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Not Reported
    • Choral groups Not Reported
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Not Reported
    • Personal / psychological counseling Not Reported
    • Women's center Not Reported
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Not Reported
    • Greek sororities Not Reported
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Yes No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty86
    • Full-time Percentage37%
    • Part-time Percentage63%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 590 students to 50 faculty


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