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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, ORONO, MAINE

Orono, MaineLOCATION
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University of Maine: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The University of Maine, Orono has a student population of over 10,000. The university has an almost open admission policy of 92%. It is the largest, public research university in the state of Maine. There is an emphasis on academic research at the undergraduate and graduate level, at this university especially in the fields of environmental studies, climate change, marine sciences, etc.

Ranking:

  • #202 in National Universities-2020 by US News and World Report
  • #100 in Top Public Schools-2020 by US News and World Report
  • #134 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs-2020 by US News and World Report

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingRural
Endowment293 million USD
Student Retention Rate76.00%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity40%
Cost of Attendance43,618 USD
Admission Helpdeskumaadm@maine.edu | 207-6213465

Campus:

  • Various on-campus resources are available at the student’s disposal. These include the New Balance Student Recreation Centre, Cutler Health Centre including Counselling Services, a Student Wellness Centre which helps students overcome addictions, stress, etc, IT Support Centre and much more.
  • The University of Maine has numerous student organizations catering to 10+ interests such as academics, religion, student-governance, etc. Students may also apply online to create their own student clubs.
  • Outside the classroom, students can attend rallies, comedy nights, music concerts, Greek weekend parties, etc to socialize after class hours.
  • 82% of the undergraduate students attending UMAINE are White, while the other 18% are Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics and students from other ethnicities.
  • The city of Orono is a densely populated suburban, college town. It has been voted as the #20 Best Place to Live In-2020, in the state of Maine, by niche.com.

Residence:

  • Around 38% of the student population at UMaine reside on-campus which offers 19 residence halls. The types of accommodation include traditional dorm rooms, suite-style accommodations, fraternity/ sorority housing, apartments (for graduate students), etc.
  • All the rooms are furnished with essential items such as beds, desks & chairs, wardrobes, mirrors, curtains, etc. The halls are equipped with WiFi and Ethernet internet access. Students are advised to bring bedding, toiletries, clothes, etc. One refrigerator and one microwave may also be kept, per room.
  • Common facilities include laundry rooms, study lounges, common rooms and individual mailboxes for students.
  • Student accessibility services provide special assistance to students with disabilities.

Programs:

  • The University of Maine offers almost 100 majors, minors, study programs, and interdisciplinary studies. Engineering, Business, Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, etc are some of the Colleges in UMaine.
  • The most popular majors include business management, engineering, and education.
  • The University of Maine offers a special 1+3 engineering pathway program where students study their first year at Machias and can then transfer to either the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.
  • UMaine offers a general MBA, specialized MBA programs, fully online MBAs, etc. MS degrees are offered in engineering, education administration, natural sciences, etc.

Application Process

International students who want to seek International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Graduate Level: https://umainegradschool.force.com/onlineApp/

  • Application Fee: Undergraduate: 40 USD; Graduate: 65 USD
  • Application Deadline: Undergraduate: Feb 1; Graduate: Jan 15 (Fall Session)
  • Student Class Profile:
  • Total Enrolment: 11,404; Undergraduate Enrolment: 9,365; Graduate Enrolment: 2,039
  • Percentage of Part-Time Students: 13%; Percentage of Full Time Students: 87%
  • Percentage of Male Students: 53%; Percentage of Female Students: 47%
  • Average SAT Scores: 1154 (Math: 570; Reading+ Writing: 584)
  • Average GPA of entering students (undergraduate level): 3.29
  • Documents Required: (h4)
    • Online Admission Application 
    • Official Transcripts
    • English Proficiency Scores (TOEFL-iBT: 79; IELTS: 6.5, PTE Academic: 53)
    • Student Declaration of Finances
    •  SAT/ ACT scores (optional)
  • Overall Graduation Rate: 60% 

Cost of Attendance:

Estimated Cost for international students:

Type of ExpenseUndergraduate Cost (USD)Graduate Cost (USD)
Tuition Fees29,31026,388
Mandatory Fees2,4381,257
Room & Board10,96610,966
Books and Supplies1,000600
Travel & Miscellaneous Expenses2,2004,600
Total45,91443,811

Financial Aid for International Students

  • The University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Online application and submission of transcripts are required to avail the scholarships and loans
  • International students at UMaine may apply for scholarships by submitting an admission application by Nov 1 (for spring sessions) and Feb 1 (for fall session).
  • Some of the scholarships are International Presidential Scholarship (15,000 USD/ year); International Flagship Scholarship (10,000 USD/ year); International Dean’s Scholarship (5,000 USD)
  • Academic eligibility criteria include academic achievement, English proficiency test scores, quality of college essay, etc. The country of origin, gender, and area of study of the candidate are also considered.

Alumni:

  • The UMaine Alumni Association has over 100,000 members and offers information regarding programs and events that serve the members’ personal and career interests. The association also advocates policies and assets to strengthen the quality and reputation of the university.
  • Some of the distinguished alumni are Stephen King (author), Olympia Snowe (former US Senator), Gary Thorne (Announcer)

Placement:

  • Career Services offered by the university include: Engineering Job Fair, UMaine Career Fair, Focus-Career Assessment Services, online walk-in interviews via g-chat, etc
  • The University of Maine has an employment rate of 94%, 2 years after graduation.
  • Their average salary is 42,500 USD/ year, 6 years after graduating.
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University of Maine Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population12693
FAFSA Code002053
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$31,970 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score115010501250 92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580530630-
Mathematics570520620-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252227 15%
English242127-
Mathematics242027-

University of Maine Acceptance Rate

92.3%

Acceptance Rate

13231

Total Applicants

12693

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

49.1%

Male

50.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program92.3%
Total Applicants11169
Total Enrolled10304
Graduate
Graduate Programs92.2%
Total Applicants2590
Total Enrolled2389

University of Maine Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Maine Enrollment12693
Undergraduate Enrollment10304
Graduate Enrollment2389
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate52.3%

Attendance Cost

$31,970

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$31,970 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,544 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,136 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,200 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,136 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,200 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,200 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,200 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1270480044700639
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.3/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
    10/10extracurricular
    10/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Giselle sea, USA Marine science
    University of Maine
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    REVIEW ABOUT MARINE SCIENCE

    Best public college for marine science. Also, it wasn't insanely overpriced to go there and wasn't far from my home. I have friends who were going to this college as well. This made it an easy choice as well they have an amazing study abroad program.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I love my classes and my professors. I have professors that actually care about us and want us to succeed and help us to achieve our goals without being judgemental or rude just being an amazing help.

    8 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    10 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    18, Mar 2019 read more
    207-581-1865
    TELEPHONE
    168 College Avenue
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Book Store

    University of Maine - Bookstore0.24 Km

    Airport

    A2 Global Shipping0.95 Km
    Old Town Community & Economic Development4.13 Km
    Maine Forest Service Air Operations5.26 Km

    Shopping Mall

    University Mall Shopping Center1.96 Km

    Super Market

    Orono IGA1.99 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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