The University of Maine

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General Information

Located in the town of Orono, Maine, the
University of Maine (UM) is
the only public, research university in
Maine to receive the
classification of Research University. The
recognition comes from the
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of
Higher Education. It is
considered by many to be the preeminent
university in the State of
Maine, and has existed for almost 150
years. (It is also known by the
name of UMaine.)

Admissions Information

Applying to the University of Maine
requires a fee of $40 and the
application is completed online through
either the Common App or UM's
application site. The University chooses
to use rolling admissions.
Rolling admissions implies that there is
no specific deadline to use
when submitting an application, however
the earlier a prospective
student can submit their application, the
more time there is for
application of financial aid and housing.
A soft date for application
is recommended as February 1st for
incoming freshmen, and May 1st for
transfer students.

College Majors

UMaine offers almost 100 individual
programs, as well as helping
students to create inter-disciplinary
studies from the different
schools. In keeping with this attitude of
inter-disciplinary study, the
Honors College of UM allows students
in excellent academic
standing to diversify their study to a
higher level. The school also
encourages potential applicants to contact
them if they do not see the
specific program for which they are
searching.

Graduate Programs

In addition to the numerous undergraduate
programs the school provides,
it is also well-known for the variety of
master’s and doctorate programs it
offers. The school offers over seventy
different graduate degrees, and
it is recognized for the quality of education
in the field of neuroscience.
This includes a rare Ph.D. in the field of
clinical psychology, which
combines clinical and developmental
degrees.

Rankings

The University of Maine boasts a continual
standard of excellence. The
school has been consistently listed among
the top universities in the
United States, and has been listed in
publications such as Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Fiske Guide to
Colleges
, and the Princeton
Review
. Princeton Review also produces a
list which it calls the “Green
Honor Roll.” UM is on this list (2011) as one of
only 16 universities
nationwide to honor schools who make and maintain sustainable
and environmentally conscious decisions.

Accreditation

The New England Association of Schools and
Colleges gives accreditation
to the University of Maine. In addition to
this overall accreditation,
UM receives individual accreditation from
organizations such as:

  • The International Association for
    Management Educations
  • The Accreditation Board of Engineering and
    Technology, Inc.
  • The American Chemical Society
  • The American Dietetic Association
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing
    Association
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing
    Education
  • The Computing Sciences Accreditation Board
  • The Council on Social Work Education
  • The National Association of Schools of
    Music
  • The National Association of Schools of
    Public Affairs and Administration
  • The National Council for Accreditation of
    Teacher Education
  • The Society of American Foresters
  • The Society of Wood Science and Technology

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Maine accepts financial
aid from both state and
federal sources, as well as offering
several scholarships of their own.
It is recommended for each applicant to
complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Maine
priority filing deadline on
March 1st. All students who complete the
FAFSA are then also applied
for consideration in all of UMaine's
scholarships, as well as
consideration in many state based
financial aid. In addition to the
scholarships which UM itself offers, there
are also numerous work study
programs available for consideration.

Library System

The University of Maine's library system
is the largest library system
in the state. Although it was not
completed until the year 1947 (82
years after the university was founded),
it now has more than 7 million
publications. Many pieces the library has
are quite rare, and it
attracts researchers from all over the
globe.

Athletics

UM is home to the Maine Black Bears, and
the University competes at the
NCAA Division I Level. The teams
participate in several different
arenas (such as the Colonial Athletic
Association and the America East
Conference), and the school holds two
hockey championships on the
national level. UM also prioritizes
academic excellence in its
athletes, and provides academic tutoring
programs for athletes as well
as honoring those who maintain a high GPA
in addition to their athletic
requirements. Although the school has
fifteen varsity sports, the
University also has many student-run club
sports. Once a club has been
officially established, it is then
eligible for funding after
maintaining a minimum of ten members for
over a year.

Housing

First year students at UM must live on-campus. For these first year
students, there are six first year dorms
and three dorms exclusively
for honor students. There are a number of
housing opportunities for
students. The First Year Experience refers
to the reason behind the on-campus housing requirements for incoming
students. This allows
students to interact with peers on a
regular basis as well as having an
easy approach to many of the faculty. Each
of the residence halls has a
location for indoor bike storage, easy
access to resident parking, and
laundry facilities are in every building.

General Information

Admission Office

5713 Chadbourne Hall

Orono, ME 04469-5713

(207) 581-1561

(877) 486-2364

Fax: (207) 581-1213

[email protected]

Contact: Sharon Oliver

Director of Admissions
Main Address

168 College Avenue

Orono, ME 04473-9966

(207) 581-1110

www.umaine.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 9,667

First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,075

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,868

Graduate enrollment: 2,151

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Percent students who return
sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related
Sciences

Agricultural
Business B
Agricultural
Economics B
Animal
Sciences B
Equestrian/Equine
Studies C
Food
Science B
Greenhouse
Management B
Horticulture
Science B,C
Horticulture,
Ornamental B,C
Landscaping
B,C
Plant
Sciences B
Plant/Nursery
Operations B
Soil
Science and Agronomy B
Sustainable/Organic
Agriculture B
Turf
Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater
Arts B
Fine/Studio
Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Bacteriology
B
Biochemistry
B
Biology
B
Biomedical
Sciences B
Botany B
Cellular
Biology/Histology B
Ecology
B
Entomology
B
Marine/Aquatic
Biology B
Molecular
Biology B
Pathology
– Human/Animal B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B,C
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B,C
Business/Managerial
Economics B
Finance/Banking
B
Labor/Personnel
Relations B
Management
Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric
B
Journalism
B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information
Sciences – General B,C

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry
Teacher Education B
Education
– General B
Elementary
Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
French
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics
Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary
Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B

Engineering
Agricultural
Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications
Engineering B
Engineering
– General B
Engineering
Physics B
Forest
Engineering B
Mechanical
Engineering B
Systems
Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Civil
Engineering/Technology B
Electrical
Engineering Technologies B
Surveying
Technology B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical
Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Community
Services B,C
Foods/Nutrition
Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B
French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Communication
Disorders B
Nursing
(RN) B
Speech-Language
Pathology/Audiology B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical
Sciences B
Natural
Sciences B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental
Studies B
Forest
Management B
Forest
Resources Production B
Forestry
– General B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Natural
Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness
Management B
Wood
Science/Paper Technology B,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure
Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy
B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry
B
Geology
B
Oceanography
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Administration B
Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology
B
Economics
B
International
Relations B
Political
Science/Government B
Sociology
B

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

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

*We do not guarantee
the
accuracy of information on this
page. All information is subject
to
change. You should confirm all
information with a college
admissions
officer.