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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
UMaine is an above-average public university located in Orono, Maine. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,204 undergraduate students. The UMaine acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, UMaine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
About University of Maine...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469
Website

University of Maine Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,564/ 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
$8,544/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,204Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,075
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Friendly
    42%
  • Spirited
    20%
  • Laid-back
    12%
  • Energetic
    6%
  • Friendly but unintelligent
    5%
  • Partying Drunkard.
    5%
  • Country
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.151 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.194 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Lots of leggings and Bean boots.
    27%
  • Eternal Winter but still a great place
    12%
  • Home
    12%
  • Its not quite like home, but I enjoy it nonetheles
    11%
  • Decent community, great people.
    9%
  • The place where I belong
    9%
  • Cold
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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University of Maine Reviews

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The campus itself is very good, and most of the professors here are very willing to help their students. There are a lot of activities and ways to get involved on campus as well, making it easy to get adjusted to campus living. The dorms are also pretty good. The food depending on the dining hall and day can be good, although sometimes it isn't the best. Other than that I am enjoying the University of Maine and would definitely recommend it!
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I really enjoy this school. The student to professor ratio for my classes was a good amount and the professors care a lot about the student. Since I’m out of state the school is very expensive, but they have a flagship scholarship that helps with that! The last thing is I’d like to see the condition of the campus itself improve.
UMaine is great school if you're looking for something small but also large. The community is huge and you are able to join a multitude of clubs or sports or even greek life! It is cold, but you do get used to it, the dorms aren't the best after the first year, but most people live off campus after that anyways. Overall the academics are great and everyone there is there to help you succeed.