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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
University of Maine is ...
Public
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.114 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 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 78 responses
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  • Friendly
    36%
  • 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.143 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 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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University of Maine Reviews

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If you're weird as hell then this is the school for you! Very glad I'm transferring this place tested my mental health and is filled with typical, stuck up, rich new englanders. If you're from down south, do not come here. I have always liked Maine but this school ruined the state for me. I thought people would be nice but I was painfully wrong. I didn't realize that kids from Maine and the immediate new england area went to high schools with a graduating class of 50 kids or less. Never met so many weird people in a confined area in my entire life.
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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.
I wish I could rate the University of Maine with 3.5 stars instead of 4, due to the failure to support out-of-state students financially and its lackadaisical academic advising. With that being said the array of extracurricular activities available to students is fantastic. Greek life on this campus to me is one of the best in the country and one of the most wonderful organizations I've had the opportunity to be apart of. It not only provides an inclusiveness towards other organizations and the campus as a whole, but encourages students to work harder in both academia and community service. Along with Greek life this university has also provided many leadership opportunities that I wouldn't have had, had I gone somewhere else. While diversity on this campus tends to be lacking I was able to work with different multicultural organizations to change that aspect. All in all the University of Maine is a school worth attending if you have a specific plan.