UofM

University of Maine

5781 Wingate Hall, Orono, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,418
  • Class Notes
    1,798
  • Textbook Notes
    286
  • Study Guides
    332
  • Currently Enrolled
    956
  • Previously Enrolled
    430

Overview of University of Maine (UofM)

About this school

The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is a public, land-grant institution. It is the most prestigious university in the state, offering more than 80 undergraduate degree programs in one of the most pristine recreational areas of the northeast. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Public Policy, Health, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Agriculture. Its 9,000 students come from 42 states and over 70 nations for professional and liberal arts programs in five undergraduate colleges. University of Maine's costs are considered very competitive - less than $20,000 per year for nonresidents - due to strong state support and careful budgeting. Its 3,300-acre main campus is located in Orono, eight miles north of Bangor.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,279
    • Men:4,900 (52.8%)
    • Women:4,379 (47.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (UofM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Maine is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Orono, ME  04469
Phone
(207) 581-1561
Fax
(207) 581-1213
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 13,231 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 6,964 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 6,267 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,532 (21%) of 12,207 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,167 (18%) of 6,436 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,365 (24%) of 5,771 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
32%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
571 average |520-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
581 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UofM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,902|Out-of-state: $30,282
  • Room & Board: - $10,136 (76.00479904019195%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (7.498500299940012%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (16.496700659868026%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Maine accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002053
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,068 (91.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,605 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,604 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
324 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$14,897
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,601 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,258
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,283 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,460
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 190 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
651 (28.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,213

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,857 (84.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,599 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,551 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
958 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$13,589
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,085 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,803
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,630 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,284
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 445 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,738 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,280

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,741
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,383

Academics & Instruction (UofM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


512

Part-Time Faculty


326

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,309,596

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Maine provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (UofM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (78)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Aquaculture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Wildlife Conservation, Professional Science Master's, Master of Forestry, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (83)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Water Resources
  • Western European Studies
  • Zoology

Campus Life (UofM)

Location & Geography

Population


9,474

Nearest Metropolitan Area


660 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Bangor
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Bangor
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bananas the Black Bear
School Colors
Light blue, dark blue, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Maine offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, fraternity and sorority life, alternative breaks, umaine student government, campus activities board, wilde stein

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,204

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,279
Women
4,379
Men
4,900

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 2.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.9% White
  • 2.5% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 29 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,961

Student Resources (UofM)