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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, ME 04654
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
From University of Maine at Machias

Situated among the rivers, forests and rugged Atlantic coastline of Down East Maine, the University of Maine at Machias is an affordable liberal arts college in a close-knit rural community. Our students develop a sense of authentic connection from learning in an intimate, small campus environment — while enjoying the low tuition rates found at a large public university.

UMM offers the best of both worlds. Our students learn in state-of-the-art biology labs — and they pull on rubber boots to study marine organisms in the mud. They analyze the literary classics — and they draw, write and print their own graphic novels. They gain marketable job skills by working in the field alongside community members and partner organizations — and they develop close relationships with faculty who will advocate for their education every step of the way.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
820-1050
ACT Range
15-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$8,877/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,939/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.3 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Psychology and Community Studies

A unique program that combines foundational knowledge of psychology with an interdisciplinary exploration of natural and social science, humanities and the arts. Students are immersed in fieldwork and internships in this community-based, career-oriented program that can be completed on campus or 100% online. Students may also obtain the necessary credits for MHRT/C certification in Maine.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    31%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
345Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
330
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Different
    60%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Outgoing
    20%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    70%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.10 responses
    Poll
    45%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.11 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 4 responses
    • Small
      75%
    • Unique
      25%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $27,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    29%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    88%
    National
    83%
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    University of Maine at Machias Reviews

    108 reviews
    All Categories
    Great atmosphere with wonderful professors. Specifically in the Arts! The learning is personal you get to form real relationships with everyone due to the smaller class sizes which I think is absolutely amazing and there's more learning taking place.
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    Administration needs a lot of help the pairing with Orono has been a curse on the campus. Facilities is a Joke the head of facilities is the main problem as he is disrespectful and is okay with several building violations like broken handicap buttons all over campus and moldy tiles. Staff and teachers are amazing though and really keep this school alive. Sodexo is actually poisoning us I swear, three students have noticed a sharp increase in blood pressure when eating their food but since its been a month all three have had the blood pressure decrease to a healthy level.
    UMM is alright. It's a very small campus but very affordable. It only has two dorm buildings and one is specifically for freshman. A lot of people leave after their first year here. Almost everybody knows one another as the school is so small (my high school had a bigger student body). The campus is located in one of the most rural counties of Maine. If you don't have a car, you're pretty much stuck in Machias. The area despite being so desolate, is beautiful. It's pure untouched nature, there's even a few trails on campus for hiking. If this sounds nice to you, you'd probably love it. But, it reminds me too much of a high school honestly.