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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  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 8,125 undergraduate students. The UMaine acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. Graduating 59% of students, UMaine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
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
90%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,763/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,638/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,509/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,697/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,364/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,406/ year
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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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,125Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Friendly
    37%
  • Spirited
    22%
  • Laid-back
    13%
  • Energetic
    6%
  • Friendly but unintelligent
    5%
  • Partying Drunkard.
    5%
  • Country
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.144 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Lots of leggings and Bean boots.
    27%
  • Home
    13%
  • Eternal Winter but still a great place
    12%
  • Its not quite like home, but I enjoy it nonetheles
    11%
  • The place where I belong
    8%
  • Decent community, great people.
    8%
  • Fun
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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I absolutely love University of Maine! The campus is beautiful and the teachers work very hard to make sure the students understand the criteria. It may be somewhat of a party school, but the academics are wonderfully executed. There are many groups/clubs and sororities/fraternities to join so that you can really be a big part of the campus. They are fairly good at sports and have a sporting game or two almost every day-so if you're a sports fan, you'll really enjoy going here.
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I enrolled in UMaine for their School of Forest Resources and I couldn't be happier about my decision! Faculty is extremely knowledgable and are personally invested in your success. Winter seems to last forever but the party life is active and helps it go by. I wouldn't reccomend staying on campus after your freshman year, the dorms are average at best and compared to alternative living prices, not worth your time in my opinion.
I love it here! Even though I'm 5 hours from my hometown, this place has become my new home. Everyone treated the freshman fairly, but did not baby us. There are so many programs and outreach facilities if I had any questions. I joined clubs and teams I never thought I would do. I joined a sorority and it is one of the best decisions of my life! I also got scuba certified and a lab internship, I feel already really prepared for life outside of college.