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Academic Programs

The University of Maine (UMaine) offers the extensive academic opportunities expected from a major research university, with the close-knit feel of a small college. The University of Maine is Maine's Flagship University, offering the most comprehensive academic experience in the state. There are nearly 100 majors and academic programs, 75 graduate degree programs and 35 doctoral programs. UMaine students have extraordinary opportunities to gain real-world experience through research and experiential learning. Undergraduates have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, conduct fieldwork, and participate in internships around the world. At UMaine, students will get the skills they need to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. To explore what UMaine has to offer, visit go.umaine.edu.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a major component of the learning atmosphere. The University of Maine offers students hands-on research experience, as early as their first year on campus. UMaine is the state's largest research university, providing rich and diverse opportunities to publish findings, travel the globe, and work alongside UMaine's world-class scholars and researchers. The Center of Undergraduate Research connects students with faculty projects applicable to their academic interests and future careers. The abundance of research opportunities also provides students with great mentoring connections between faculty and students that carry benefits beyond the classroom.


The Foster Center for Student Innovation was launched in 2006 to expose students to real-world workplace dynamics they will encounter as UMaine graduates. Students have the opportunity to collaborate on projects, develop new innovative ideas, and create business models, as well as gain entrepreneurial skills.


UMaine students are surrounded by the great outdoors and have ample opportunity to explore everything that Maine has to offer. Orono is nestled between the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers. The campus has a traditional New England feel with ivy-covered brick buildings, towering pines, and beautiful fall foliage that is second to none. UMaine is near some of the best skiing in the Northeast, as well as tourist attractions such as Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Maine's major metropolitan cities. UMaine's campus is approximately 12 miles from Bangor, 140 miles from Portland and 250 miles from Boston.

Campus Life

The University of Maine hosts many on-campus programs and opportunities for students to explore and meet new people. There are over 200 clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, such as Greek Life, Woodsmen's Team, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, and more. The Campus Activities Board also puts on free events during the school year, including movies, karaoke, game nights, and astronomy shows. Students can join an intramural team or cheer on the UMaine Black Bears Division I teams.

Residence Halls

First-year students have the option of living in one of seven residence halls on campus. Living on campus puts students right in the middle of all UMaine has to offer. It increases students' opportunities to meet new friends, access faculty and staff, and encourages them to get involved in clubs, organizations, and campus events.


UMaine students have the option to choose an unlimited meal plan to use at three all-you-care-to-eat dining halls and other on-campus dining venues featuring homemade cuisine like burgers, burritos, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, sushi, and more. UMaine also supports locally sourced food grown by neighboring farmers and even some of our students. Bring a big appetite to UMaine!

Athletics and Recreation

The University of Maine is the only NCAA Division I school in the state. It is home to storied men's and women's sports teams, including basketball, football, ice hockey, and soccer. UMaine's Intercollegiate Athletics program provides athletic opportunities and academic support for hundreds of students. Many UMaine athletes have gone on to play professionally because of the amazing support and training they received at UMaine. Whether it's on the field or in the stands, student passion creates a Black Bear nation full of pride.

Student Success

UMaine provides a comprehensive academic student experience, yielding graduates who are well educated and well adjusted, and prepared to succeed after graduation and assume leadership roles in their respective careers. Students who graduate from UMaine carry their degrees and knowledge far beyond the classroom, making them highly competitive in the workplace and graduate school. Students in the Computer Science program have interned with Apple, gone on to work for Microsoft and are sought after by Google. Maine Business School alumni are now the vice president at IBM, CFO of Home Depot, and a partner at Deloitte. Many Political Science majors intern in state government and Congressional offices. Students in the Communication and Journalism program have succeeded in internships at Seventeen Magazine and the Boston Globe, setting them up for careers at places like National Geographic and NPR. Engineering students also have the incredible opportunity to develop new and innovative products used by the United States military and NASA. More perspective on the UMaine student experience can be found in our student profiles.

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Location & Contact

Address 5713 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, ME  04469-5713
United States
Contact Lateef O'Connor
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: um-admit@maine.edu
Phone: 207-581-1561
Fax: 207-581-1213

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music majors

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 530 630
SAT Math 571 520 620
ACT Composite 24 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 3.62%
Black or African American 2.07%
White or Caucasian 84.25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.98%
Asian 1.51%
Two or more races 3.23%
Other 2.46%


Male (52.81%)
Female (47.19%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Maine Day, Homecoming and Family and Friends Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Fraternity and Sorority Life, Alternative Breaks, UMaine Student Government, Campus Activities Board and Wilde Stein

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
area emergency text and email message system


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 512
Part-time - 326
Male - 446
Female - 392