University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine

Orono, ME

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Beyond your expectations 

What do Coca-Cola™, the United Nations, and Ford Motor Company have in common? University of Maine graduates have started their careers there. Other alumni have transitioned to prestigious graduate schools, including the University of Southern California, Emory University, and Harvard University. Within one year of graduation, 96% of UMaine alumni have secured jobs or are in graduate school.
World-renowned researchers as your teachers

Students at UMaine choose from over 100 majors and programs across five colleges, learning from some of the world’s leading teaching and research faculty. Top students at UMaine are invited to join one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honors programs, where students and faculty advisors work together on breakthrough research.

UMaine is classi
fied by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Research University: High Research Activity” institution. The Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology is a hub for cutting-edge sensor and nanotechnology research, and our Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a global leader in deepwater offshore wind energy development.
More affordable and a better value
UMaine has the resources of a top national research university for one-third the cost of the average private institution, which translates into a savings of tens of thousands of dollars. Each year, qualified new students at UMaine receive more than $15.8 million in grants.

If you’re interested in medical, 
dental, or veterinary school after graduating, the University of Maine Foundation offers low-interest loans with deferred payments via the $12 million Charles E. Gilbert Loan Fund.
The buzz around Bangor
Over the past few years, Bangor has become a popular destination for travelers and Mainers alike. International music acts such as Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Brantley Gilbert, and Arcade Fire have all performed as part of the Waterfront Concerts series. Bangor is also home to the American Folk Festival and the CrossInsurance Center, where the UMaine Black Bears basketball teams play.
Life on and around campus
If you’re looking for a classic New England college town, Orono is it. Bike the trails, paddle a kayak or canoe on the Penobscot and Stillwater Rivers just steps outside your residence hall, or meet friends downtown. The Bangor Mall is also a short bus or car ride from campus.
On campus, experience Broad
way productions, play rugby, or become involved in one of more than 200 student clubs and organizations and UMaine’s 27 fraternities and sororities.

Get real-world experience
UMaine undergraduates have more than 400 options to study abroad, including travel study courses led by UMaine professors.

UMaine undergraduates have ex
traordinary opportunities to take part in research and hands-on learning. Join SPIFFY, the student investment club, and help manage a $2.72 million real-money portfolio. Study black bear cubs and track bear populations in the field as a Wildlife Ecology major. Train for a teaching career in urban, rural, and international classrooms. Engineering majors can choose from a network of established internships that often lead to employment after graduation. Regardless of your major, you will graduate with the skills and experience employers demand.
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Featured in multiple 2022 national guides to best colleges, including The Princeton Review and Fiske Guide to Colleges


One of the nation’s top 50 green colleges by The Princeton Review


Type of School: Four-year public coeducational university

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, post-bachelor’s certificate, master’s, post-master’s certificate, doctoral degrees in research/scholarship

Number of Students: 11,571 undergraduate and graduate students

Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Colleges and Programs: The College of Education and Human Development; the College of Engineering; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; and the Maine Business School, as well as the Honors College; offering more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral, or professional science master’s degrees

• Early Action deadline for priority consideration for scholarships: December 1
• Regular Admission deadline: March 1 (recommended)
• Transfer deadline: May 1 (recommended)
• No application fee

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