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University of Maine Overview

Located in Orono, Maine, University of Maine is a public institution. Orono is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Maine Known For?

1,739 Undergraduate Awards
$34,743 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UMaine is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UMaine bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,500 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Maine Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMaine has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#331 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMaine.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Surveying Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Surveying Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Surveying Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Engineering-Related Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Natural Resources Conservation Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMaine has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Electronics Engineering Technology Graduates College Factual
#9 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#11 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#15 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual

Where Is University of Maine?

Location of University of Maine

Contact details for UMaine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 168 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1865
Website: www.umaine.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMaineAdmissions
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/GoUMaine

How Do I Get Into UMaine?

You can apply to UMaine online at: go.umaine.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UMaine

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMaine?

92% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
Since UMaine has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to UMaine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maine  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Maine  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
UMaine received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Maine  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Maine  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maine  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Maine?

$34,743 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMaine is $34,743. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMaine, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $9,114 a year. That adds up to $36,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMaine is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Maine Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,430 undergraduate students at UMaine, with 8,060 being full-time and 1,370 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMaine

There are also 2,131 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,060 full-time undergraduates at UMaine, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMaine

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maine students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMaine Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 134
Black or African American 147
Hispanic or Latino 333
White 6,767
International Students 208
Other Races/Ethnicities 471

Geographic Diversity

Maine students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maine. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 74 countries are represented at UMaine. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Maine

903 Took All Classes Online
3,676 Took At Least One Class Online
11.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UMaine. In 2017-2018, 3,676 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMaine has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Maine for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMaine

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maine was 11.8%. This is the #1,225 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMaine regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMaine majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 4%
Engineering-Related Technologies 17%
Instructional Media Design 6%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 20%
Public Administration & Social Service 16%
Social Work 16%
Surveying Engineering 25%
Writing Studies 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMaine ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMaine.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Surveying Engineering #1
Biomedical Engineering #7
Other Engineering #12
Gerontology #12
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #13
General Biology #16
Political Science & Government #23
Writing Studies #30
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #30
Social Work #34
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #45
English Language & Literature #47
Engineering #55
Instructional Media Design #64
Curriculum & Instruction #67
Communication & Journalism #72
Computer Information Systems #73
Special Education #84
Social Sciences #88
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #93
Public Administration & Social Service #105
Teacher Education Grade Specific #124
Computer & Information Sciences #165
Nursing #258
Education #324
Business Administration & Management #393
Health Professions #424
Business, Management & Marketing #487

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maine Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 112 4 25 0 141
Teacher Education Subject Specific 68 6 35 0 109
Mechanical Engineering 84 0 8 0 92
General Psychology 81 0 4 4 89
Marketing 84 0 0 0 84
Social Work 38 0 43 0 81
Nursing 63 4 11 0 78
Finance & Financial Management 72 0 0 0 72
Teacher Education Grade Specific 67 1 1 0 69
Civil Engineering 55 0 8 3 66
Human Development & Family Studies 58 0 6 0 64
Natural Resources Conservation 38 0 9 11 58
Economics 41 0 14 0 55
Chemical Engineering 47 0 5 2 54
General Biology 45 0 0 7 52
Communication & Media Studies 45 0 6 0 51
Marine Science 39 0 5 2 46
Wildlife Management 42 0 2 2 46
Political Science & Government 43 0 0 0 43
Food Science Technology 25 0 15 2 42
Communication Sciences 27 0 14 0 41
Special Education 0 17 20 0 37
Mechanical Engineering Technology 37 0 0 0 37
Civil Engineering Technology 36 0 0 0 36
Forestry 23 0 10 1 34
General English Literature 24 0 7 0 31
Animal Science 28 0 2 0 30
History 23 0 5 2 30
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 25 4 0 0 29
Accounting 25 0 0 0 25
Electrical Engineering 24 0 1 0 25
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 11 6 25
Biomedical Engineering 23 0 0 1 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 18 0 2 1 21
International Relations & National Security 21 0 0 0 21
Liberal Arts General Studies 20 0 0 0 20
Zoology 15 0 4 0 19
Computer Engineering 16 0 3 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 14 0 4 0 18
Computer Science 17 0 0 0 17
Chemistry 10 0 1 6 17
Instructional Media Design 0 8 8 0 16
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 13 0 0 2 15
Sociology 15 0 0 0 15
Electronics Engineering Technology 14 0 0 0 14
Anthropology 12 0 1 1 14
Journalism 13 0 0 0 13
Curriculum & Instruction 0 2 11 0 13
Ethnic Studies 8 5 0 0 13
Educational Administration 0 0 11 1 12
Engineering-Related Technologies 12 0 0 0 12
Recreation Administration 12 0 0 0 12
Statistics 7 0 4 0 11
Horticulture 10 0 0 0 10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 3 4 10
Writing Studies 0 0 9 0 9
Surveying Engineering 0 4 2 2 8
Romance Languages 6 0 2 0 8
Physics 4 0 1 3 8
International Studies 0 0 7 0 7
Philosophy 7 0 0 0 7
Music 5 0 2 0 7
Plant Sciences 0 0 6 0 6
General Education 1 0 0 4 5
Allied Health Professions 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 5 0 0 0 5
Engineering Physics 2 0 2 0 4
General Agriculture 3 0 0 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 0 2 0 2
Gerontology 0 2 0 0 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 1 1
Botany/Plant Biology 1 0 0 0 1
Student Counseling 0 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 1 0 1
Other Engineering 0 1 0 0 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 1 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,739 62 353 69 2,223

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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