University of Maine, Machias

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The location of the University Of Maine Machias gives the opportunity
for students to do hands-on work along the coast that many college
students do not have the opportunity to experience. Some of the goals
of UMM include a priority in taking care of the environment and
preparing those who attend UMM for a future out in the world in
whatever career that they choose. UMM offers an education that has the
student at its center. Because of this, those who attend should receive
a personalized education that fits their abilities.

Admissions Information

The University of Maine Machias has an application fee of $40. If you
choose to apply, then you have an 83% chance of being accepted, based
on past enrollment rates.

College Majors

UMM focuses on environmental issues, so you will find majors that encourage study in these areas, as well as many others.

  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Arts – General
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business – General
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Hospitality/Recreation Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Office Clerical Services
  • Office Management
  • Tourism/Travel Services
  • Travel/Tourism Management
  • Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Junior High Education
  • Secondary Education
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Mental Health Services Technology
  • History
  • History – General
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Resources & Conservation
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources & Conservation – General
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General
  • Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Psychology
  • Psychology – General
  • Public Administration & Services
  • Human Services


The Washington Monthly recently stated that the University of Maine
Machias made it into a group of 100 of the top liberal arts colleges in
the United States. The magazine has an annual college guide and
rankings, and this ranking showed UMM as 99th out of 255.


The accreditation at UMM is provided by the New England Association of
Schools and Colleges, Inc. Although this organization is recognized for
helping institutions from elementary schools through colleges that
offer a postgraduate education, it is not a government organization.

Accreditation is an important aspect of a University. It helps you if
you are unable to afford to pay for your college, because an accredited
college can accept financial aid from the government. It also
encourages colleges to maintain a certain standard for the education
that you as a student will receive.

Financial Aid

There are a few different ways to get financial aid when you go to
college. Filling out the necessary applications for government
financial aid is an important first step. Not everyone will get money,
but it is definitely something to try. As you look at entering an
institution such as UMM, you should look at the scholarships that they
have to offer. The University of Maine Machias offers four main

The Acadia Scholarship – This is specifically for those in their first
year and from out of state; student must have a GPA of 3.60 and ACT
score of 23 or SAT of 1100. It provides $7,500 per year.

The Sunrise Scholarship – This is for those from out of state in their
first year; GPA must be 3.0; ACT must be at least 20 and SAT must be at
least 950. It provides $6,500 per year.

The Bold Coast Award – This is an award for first year students with a
GPA of at least 2.4 (high school); the ACT score of 18 or SAT of 880;
for in-state students $1,000 is given per year; for out-of-state
students $2,500 is given per year.

The Presidential Scholarship – This scholarship is for first year and
transfer students; first year in-state students that have 3.0 GPA and
22 ACT score or 1000 SAT score; transfer students must have a 2.75 GPA.
In-state transfer students receive $2,000 per year; out-of-state
transfer students receive $5,500 per year,

Library System

The library that serves UMM students is called the Merrill Library. The
Merrill Library offers a collection that is considered the largest in
the eastern part of Maine. As a student at the University of Maine
Machias, you will have the necessary tools that will help you as you
research or study for projects. A variety of databases as well as the
ability to get books from a variety of other libraries are great assets.


UMM offers a variety of sports for men and women. Basketball, cross
country, golf, and soccer are available for men. For the women, there
is basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball. The UMM Clippers
are a part of the USCAA.

Student Housing

There are several options for housing at UMM. If you are a freshman,
then you will either be put in Sennett Hall with other freshmen, or
there is also an option that you could be a part of one of the themed
housing communities that encourage those with common interests to live
and learn together.

Upperclassmen have the option of living in Dorward Hall where there are
suites, single, or double rooms. Upperclassmen can also be a part of
the themed housing.

General Information

Admission Office

9 O'Brien Avenue

Machias, ME 04654

(207) 255-1318

(888) 468-6866

Fax: (207) 255-1363

Contact: Stewart Bennett

Director of Admissions
Main Address

9 O'Brien Avenue

Machias, ME 04654

(207) 255-1200

Total undergrads: 1,023

Degree-seeking undergrads: 565


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing B
Marketing Management B
Office Clerical Services B
Office Management A,B
Tourism/Travel Services B
Travel/Tourism Management B


Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Mental Health Services Technology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A,B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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