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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMaine.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UMaine has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Maine?
Contact details for UMaine are given below.
|Address:||168 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04469|
How Do I Get Into UMaine?
You can apply to UMaine online at: go.umaine.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for UMaine
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UMaine?
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.
Can I Afford University of Maine?
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
There are also 2,131 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,060 full-time undergraduates at UMaine, 53% are male and 47% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maine students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||147|
|Hispanic or Latino||333|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMaine has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|Instructional Media Design||6%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||20%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||16%|
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|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#13|
|Political Science & Government||#23|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#30|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#45|
|English Language & Literature||#47|
|Instructional Media Design||#64|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#67|
|Communication & Journalism||#72|
|Computer Information Systems||#73|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#93|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#105|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#124|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#165|
|Business Administration & Management||#393|
|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.
*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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