From the School

UMaine: Define Tomorrow

The University of Maine (UMaine) offers 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 30 doctoral programs. All majors benefit from a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Top students are invited to join the Honors College, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors college in the nation. UMaine is also the state’s only public research university housing facilities with international reputations for excellence. UMaine students have extraordinary opportunities to gain real-world experience through research and experiential learning. Our undergraduates have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, conduct fieldwork, and participate in internships around the world. Wildlife ecology studies learn about animal behavior by working with wildlife biologists and baby black bears. Many engineering students secure co-ops that typically lead to employment immediately upon graduation and are global leaders in deepwater offshore wind energy research. Education majors have the opportunity to take advantage of urban, rural, and international student teaching opportunities, and our marine science students have the opportunity to spend a semester by the sea at out world renowned Darling Marine Center. There are over 200 student organizations such as SPIFFY, the student investment club that manages a $2.3 million real money portfolio, Greek Life, Division I athletics, and many more.


From The School

Admission to the University of Maine is a highly competitive and selective process. Successful applicants are those whose scholastic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and established study habits promise success in a comprehensive university environment. Applicants may apply using the University of Maine System application or the Common Application. The University of Maine also uses a holistic process. This process looks at the strength of high school curriculums, grades achieved, class rank, counselor recommendation, SAT or ACT score, student essay, and extracurricular involvement to evaluate for admission consideration. The University of Maine also recognizes Advance Placement tests, honors, and higher education courses. Student who pass examinations may be exempt from certain courses at UMaine.

The University of Maine has an Early Action deadline of December 1st. Complete applications that are postmarked by December 1st are considered for Early Action. Early Action candidates are given first consideration for the Honors College and merit scholarships awarded by the Admissions Office.

Select programs also have a December 1st application deadline. Students interested in Nursing, Bioengineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology need to apply by December 1st for admission consideration into these specific programs.

All other applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting documents by February 1st, and are notified by rolling admission.

Students should also submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to be considered for the maximum possible financial aid eligibility. UMaine's School Code for the FAFSA is 002053.

Overview: Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average GPA
3.22 (on 4.0 scale)
Testing Policies: Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
ACT Writing Policy:
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Writing Policy: SAT with or without Writing accepted
Deadlines: Early Action:
December 1st

December 1st
Construction Engineering Technology:
December 1st

Mechanical Engineering:
December 1st
Mechanical Engineering Technology:
December 1st

December 1st


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action — December 1

Regular — February 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

UMaine offers nearly 100 majors and programs across six colleges at the undergraduate level: The College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Liberals Arts & Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture, the Maine Business School, and the School of Engineering Technology. In addition to these programs, UMaine also offers the Explorations program which is designed to help undecided students identify a major best fit for a degree program to pursue. The Division of Lifelong Learning offers online classes, Summer University session, and distance-learning opportunities for students who need a flexible class schedule.

Students at the University of Maine benefit from a solid liberal arts foundation in addition to their major or concentration within their degree program. Students develop and refine the qualities needed in order to fully engage with the world around them, regardless of the discipline being studied.

Undergraduate research is a major component of the learning atmosphere. The University of Maine offers students true 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 around 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 skills students develop through research creates applicants who are much more competitive for the workplace and graduate school placement.

The University of Maine is also host to one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious Honors College. The Honors College provides an in-depth, academically challenging curriculum for qualified students across all majors. Honors College student take part in unique research, academic and cultural opportunities, and have the option for exclusive housing.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years



  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General.
  • Food Science.
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General.


  • Women's Studies.


  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Botany/Plant Biology.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.


  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.


  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.


  • Computer Science.


  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching.


  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying.


  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Mechanical Engineering.


  • English Language and Literature, General.


  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.


  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.


  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.


  • History, General.


  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.


  • Mathematics, General.


  • Marine Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.


  • Environmental Science.
  • Forest Sciences and Biology.
  • Forestry, General.
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology.


  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.


  • Philosophy.


  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.


  • Psychology, General.


  • Social Work.


  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.

Students Say

The University of Maine is, put simply, "a fantastic state school." Many students, particularly those for whom the Orono campus is "close to home," love that the school's "tuition is affordable" and "financial aid was fantastic." But UMaine's value doesn't compromise academic quality: the university offers "a great Engineering program," a "wonderful music program," "highly respected forestry and natural resource programs," a great "marine science program and semester by the sea program," and a host of other academic concentration opportunities. UMaine makes sustainability learning and practice a priority: it's a very "green" school that both cares about its students and the environment." Indeed, one students lists UMaine's unique strengths as "providing students with a quality education, preparing us for the working world, and helping to promote a environmentally friendly future." The university's "difficult professors" will "ensure you learn the material," and provide students with a connection to "to highly recognized people in [their] field." "The majority of the faculty members are brilliant and genuinely care about the progress of their students." "There is quite a bit of discussion in most classes," and another student extols, "I've had three of the greatest teachers I've ever had here already." "The professors are brilliant and expect a lot from their students," so dedicated undergrads appreciate UMaine's "late library hours." From the undergrads' perspective, "The majority of my professors really enjoy what they teach, and I think that really has an impact on whether their students do well or not." Faculty and staff are "supportive and helpful people that make me proud to be a Black Bear" who facilitate valuable "undergrad research opportunities" "in any field." "The resources on campus are top-notch, especially the career services, library, and counseling center," helping to ensure that "UMaine students are prepared to handle college life, as well as post-grad." Top-notch students also appreciate the school's "honors program, which is a fantastic group of thinkers from all majors." In all aspects of UMaine's education, "I am encouraged to think for myself, and work on projects that I want to be a part of, in a wide range of subjects." True to its motto, UMaine's students call it the "College of our hearts, always."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Stephen King

Dr. Bernard Lown
Nobel Peace Prize winner

Bettina Boxall
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Lawrence Bender
Producer of Academy Award-winning films

Bridget Ziegelaar
NASA manager

Donald Holder
Two-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer

Pamela Ann White
U.S. Ambassador

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


Application Deadlines
Apr 15
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Students get will get a full and enriching college experience at UMaine. The University of Maine hosts many on-campus programs and opportunities for students to explore and meet new people. Students can kayak, ski, snowshoe, canoe, hike, and much more. 15 miles of walking, biking, and cross county ski trails surround UMaine’s beautiful campus. There are also over 200 clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, such as Greek Life, The Woodsmen’s Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club and countless more. The Campus Activities Board also puts on free events during the school year including movies, karaoke, game nights, and astronomy shows. You can join an athletic team or cheer on the UMaine Black Bears Division I teams to victory for free during the year. In fact, the Wall Street Journal names UMaine’s Alfond Arena the best atmosphere in college hockey.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



47% female
53% male
35% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Students Say

As at most places, at UMaine, "you fit in by finding a group, organization, major, that you enjoy and through that you meet people with common interests." "Most kids are Maine locals," but there's still a "myriad of ethnic backgrounds," and a "wide range of personalities" "including fraternity and sorority members, hippy-types, redneck-types, the super-studious and athletes." "In general, the students here are pretty open-minded and kind," there's "a lot of school spirit" and "no one is overly assertive about their personalities." "The typical student is pretty laid back, they accomplish the work assigned, they attend class most of the time, and they are pretty friendly." "Everyone has their own groups of close friends, but it's likely for you to meet a new person every day."


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There’s no place like Maine. Located in Orono, Maine, students are surrounded by the great outdoors and ample opportunity to explore everything that Maine has to offer. Orono is nestled between the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers, providing a truly beautiful and unique campus feel. The campus has a traditional New England feel with ivy-covered brick buildings, towering pines, and beautiful fall foliage that is second to none. Some of the best skiing in the northeast is within easy driving distance. Beautiful tourist attractions such as Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail are just a short drive from campus. The University of Maine is also only 10 minutes from the city of Bangor, Maine’s third largest city, which contains its own international airport.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The University of Maine is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, classrooms and teaching laboratories.

Fogler Library is the state’s largest library and located right in the center of campus. It houses more than 1.4 million volumes, 2.38 million microforms, 2.3 million U.S. and Canadian government publications, and papers written by famous UMaine Alumni, Stephen King. BR>
Students will also have access to the Capital Markets Training Laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and 12 Bloomberg Terminals that allow for hands-on learning in financial education.

Engineering students get the opportunity to work alongside professors and research scientists in the internationally recognized, Advanced Structures and Composite Center. Students have assisted on projects for NASA, off shore wind resources, the United States Military and “Bridge in a Backpack.” The Advanced Structures and Composite Center has partnered with more than 500 national and international companies.

The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (VEMI) is a research facility that combines fully immersive virtual reality with augmented reality technologies in an integrated research and development environment. Students from all interest and majors collaborate in projects in the VEMI Lab on the latest research in areas such as aging research, vision impairment research and virtual realities.

Off-Campus Opportunities

There are also many ways to explore Maine off campus as well. There is outdoor recreation, music and food festivals, museums and much more. Bangor, is a 10-minute drive from campus. Bangor hosts Summer Concerts in the Park, the American Folk Festival, and the State Fair. Take a trip to Maine’s famous Lobster Festival in Rockport or to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. There are over 120 miles of hiking trails to explore. There is also 15 miles of hiking right behind UMaine’s campus!

Students at the University of Maine also have many opportunities to travel abroad. Through our study abroad programs, students will be able to explore globally while enhancing their education by taking courses, volunteering, or researching. Students have traveled to China to study emerging financial markets, to Italy to learn about Renaissance art history, to Turkey to study film, and to Brazil to look at our world’s diverse ecosystem. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their education and experience at UMaine with fun, enriching, on and off-campus activities.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

If you "love the outdoors," it can't be disputed that "Maine is very beautiful." UMaine students love to join "clubs that take advantage of natural beauty that Maine has to offer" or hike "beautiful trails around Orono." "Outdoor activities" like "skiing and walking" abound, and "Frisbee is a pretty big thing at UMaine." "The campus is very active and the people are very open and friendly." People display some "health awareness," appreciate the "tobacco free campus" and "great transportation services," and find that "the dorms are great to live in." "Generally, everyone is really nice and neighborly," there's "always something to do either on campus or off," and there's "a sense of community." Off campus, which is "about fifteen minutes from the mall" and "restaurants," students enjoy "going into Old Town on the weekends and getting coffee with friends," "concerts," or "going to hockey games (the school spirit demonstrated at these games is amazing)." From one student's perspective, "there's a lot of drinking that goes on because it's such a rural area," but another reports, "I like to climb at the indoor rock wall for fun; there are a lot of alternate activities for students that don't 'party' on the weekends."

Special Needs Admissions

Sara Henry

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Required for LD

The campuses of the University of Maine System are committed to providing equal access to campus programs and activities to qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can meet established criteria applied to all students for participation in campus programs and activities. In order to determine if an individual is entitled to these protections the campuses of the University of Maine System require documentation that establishes the presence of a learning disability; and provides sufficient information to describe the likely impact of the learning disability on the individual’s participation in the learning process as well as other campus programs and activities. Documentation consisting only of a diagnosis, case or chart note s, and/or prescription notations is unacceptable. Copies of IEPs and Section 504 plans may be informative, but are not sufficient documentation to support accommodation. Individuals conducting evaluation and rendering diagnosis must have appropriate qualifications. Documentation typically would be provided by certified and/or licensed school psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, learning disability specialists, or other professionals with specific certification and experience in the identification of learning disabilities. The University has final authority for determining accommodations. This decision is based on the nature of the course or program, and specifics of the individual?s disability-related needs. Accommodations do not include interventions that are remedial or needed for personal care or study. Documentation of a Learning Disability must include: 1. Relevant Historical Information a. A summary of background information includes relevant developmental, medical and educational histories. 2. Testing a. Testing must be current, generally within the past three – four years, in order that accommodations are appropriately suited to the current impact of the disability. b. Testing must be comprehensive. It is not acceptable to a dminister only one test for the purpose of diagnosis or establishing that substantial limitation exists. Minimally, domains to be addressed must include but are not limited to: i.Aptitude, information processing, ii.Achievement: Current levels of functioning in reading, mathematics and written and oral language are required. 3. Scores a.Standard scores are required in reporting test data. Percentiles and grade equivalents are inadequate by themselves. 4.Interpretation and Diagnosis a.Test scores and other information gathered through the evaluation process should be synthesized by the evaluator and provide clear and specific evidence that a learning disability does or does not exist. Evidence of a substantial limitation to learning or other major life activity must also be provided. It is the clinician?s responsibility to make a clear diagnostic statement about the presence of a disability if it exists . 5.Recommended Accommodations a.Suggestions for appropriate auxiliary aids or services should be included. The documentation should provide a rationale substantiating the need for accommodation based on the impact of the disability. Description of accommodations and/or auxiliary aids used previously are informative, but past accommodations, especially those used in a high school environment, will not necessarily be appropriate in a university setting. Accommodations that would fundamentally alter the essential nature of a course or program will not be implemented. 6.Identifying Information a.Documentation must include the name and professional title(s) of the evaluator as well as the date(s) of testing. Reports must be typed on letterhead and signed by the evaluator. Handwritten scores or summary sheets are not acceptable.

Documentation Required for ADHD

DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADD/ADHD) The campuses of the University of Maine System are committed to providing equal access to campus programs and activities to qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can meet established criteria ap plied to all students for participation in campus programs and activities. Students requesting accommodations from the University of Maine are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The eligibility requirements for disability accommodations for students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are: 1.Verification of diagnosis and severity of condition 2. Documentation of current significant functional limitations in an educational setting. The University has final authority for determining accommodations. This decision is based on the nature of the course or program, and specifics of the individual?s disability- related needs. Accommodations do not include interventions that are remedial or needed for personal care or study. Accommodations are provided after documentation has been submitted to and approved by Student Accessibility Services. To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or Attention Deficit Disorder the following information should be provided in the documentation. 1. Verification of Disability Professional Credentials Name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification, area of specialization, employment, and state or province in which the individual practices. Professionals generally considered qualified to evaluate and diagnose ADHD/ADD have comprehensive training in differential diagnosis, psychiatric disorders and direct experience with adolescent or adult ADHD population, such as clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and other relevantly - trained medical doctors. b.Currency of Report The provision of reasonable accommodations and services is based upon assessment of the current impact of the disability on academic performance. In most cases, this means that a diagnostic evaluation has been completed within the last three years. Documentation older than three years may be acceptable under certain conditions on a case-by-case basis. c. Diagnostic Statement Provide a specific diagnosis of ADHD based on the DSM-V diagnostic criteria. The diagnosis must be stated directly and should not use such terms as suggests, is indicative of, or attention problems. 2. Assessment Criteria a. Evidence of Developmental or Early Impairment Include indicators establishing that symptoms of the disorder were present in childhood, or early adolescence and manifested in more than one setting b. Developmental and Medical History Include a developmental and medical history. c. DSM-V Symptoms Include a summary of objective historical information substantiating the individual?s manifestations of DSM-V ADHD throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood (to the present) in two or more settings, and how patterns of inattentiveness, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity have been used to determine the presence of ADHD. d. Rule Out Alternative Causes Indicate that alternative psychological, medical or non cognitive (e.g.; educational; cultural) explanations have been investigated and ruled out as causes for inattentiveness, impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or executive functioning. e. Medical Treatment Provide relevant current medical history. Indicate whether or not the individual was evaluated while on medication prescribed for the treatment of ADHD, and whether or not the prescribed treatment produced a positive response 3.Educational Impact a.History of the type and degree of limitations to learning Include a summary of objective historical information about the educational impact of the ADHD from child hood to the present such as transcripts, report cards, teacher comments, tutoring evaluations, past psychoeducational testing, and other third party interviews. The individual’s history of using academic accommodations should be documented. If no history exists, then an explanation should be included regarding why accommodations were not used, and why they are now needed. b. Current educational impact Specify how ADHD currently impacts the individual?s academic functioning. Document current and substantial limitation to learning for which the individual is requesting accommodation, including how the disability impacts course examinations (if accommodations are being requested in this area). 4. Accommodation recommendations and justifications Indicate why specific accommodations are needed and how the effects of ADHD symptoms, as designated by the DSM-V, are mediated by the accommodations 5. In addition to the diagnostic report, please attach other information relevant to this student's academic adjustment.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

27% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Black Bears)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Black Bears)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus


The University of Maine has an innovative program to reduce the use of motor vehicles: It provides free bicycles to be used by faculty, staff, and students. Old or abandoned bikes are collected by the UMaine Police Department, refurbished by Maine Bound, and are then available for checkout on a monthly basis. A free shuttle also takes students from campus to downtown Orono. The result? Hundreds of UMaine students biking to class and thousands more using the shuttle to get around town, which equals thousands of fewer car trips each year. The university has a full-time Sustainability Coordinator and a Sustainability Council made up of students, faculty and staff. Under their guidance, the university has made a commitment to avoid sprawl, restore local habitats, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Students have plenty of opportunities to become involved in environmental issues on campus. Eco-Reps in residence halls coordinate recycling programs and lead other environmental initiatives. UMaine’s Advanced Composting Facility converts more than 300,000 pounds of pre- and post-consumer food waste from campus dining facilities annually. By using the compost to grow greens in campus hoop houses, the university is effectively going from plate to plant and back to plate. All new buildings on campus must meet state green building standards and existing buildings are getting a makeover—two have been outfitted recently with industrial-scale solar thermal systems. Motivated students can join one of the many sustainability-based campus groups like “The Green Team,” which promotes sustainability on projects as large as national campaigns and as small as minor changes in campus life. Faculty and students research sustainable energy, including cellulosic ethanol, wind, and tidal power (with help from a $300,000 Green Loan Fund supported by the University of Maine Foundation).

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Fee for Network Use

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Campus Visits Contact

Jennifer Desmond
Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Ambassador Programs

Undergraduate Admissions
5713 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, ME 04469



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New Balance Student Recreation Center
Alfond Arena
Bear's Den
Collins Center for the Arts
The Mall (grass quad central to campus)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor
Sugarloaf and Hermon Mountain - Downhill skiing
Baxter State Park/Mount Katahdin
Bangor Waterfront
Downtown Orono

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday (Saturday 1:00 pm)
9:30 - 3:00 pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Varies each semester. Check web site for dates.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bangor International Airport is 10 miles from campus. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. Concord Coach Lines bus service also stops on campus during the academic year. The Community Connector bus provides free shuttle service to downtown Orono every half-hour during the academic year and free service (with a MaineCard) to Bangor, Brewer, Old Town, Hampden and Orono.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The university is located off Exit 191 or 193 from I-95. Follow the signs to campus.

Local Accommodations
IIn Orono, the closest motel to campus is the University Inn Academic Suites. University Inn is also close to Orono?s downtown, where there are a variety of restaurants, including American, Thai and Mexican cuisine, as well as several pizza places. The Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is located two miles from campus.

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