University of Maine in Orono

Orono, ME

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University of Maine offers 750-degree programs and 66 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 83%. The most popular test is SAT - 93% of students submitted it in comparison to 15% of students who submitted ACT. 48.2% are women, and 51.8% are men. 5% percents of international students. University of Maine is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Maine is 16731$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13806 and $23102 per year. 58% of full-time University of Maine students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $39,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Maine is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Maine students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,150
$30,001 - $48,000$13,858
$48,001 - $75,000$16,553
$75,001 - $110,000$19,105

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5004

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6630 of University of Maine undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 71 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Maine number 1 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maine.

Students at University of Maine awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Maine.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of Maine graduation rate is above the national average.

58% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Maine completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of Maine acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 16%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of Maine acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 16%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of Maine full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Maine students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1420 - 1788

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 600
Math: 480 - 610
Writing: 460 - 578

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Maine students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Maine is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Maine the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Maine and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maine.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on University of Maine

The campus located by University Of Maine address in Orono, Maine.


University of Maine in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Maine with 0.42% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of Maine are arson, burglary, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on University of Maine Frederick E. Hutchinson Center

The campus located by 80 Belmont Ave address in Belfast, Maine.


University of Maine Frederick E. Hutchinson Center in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of University of Maine with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on University of Maine Frederick E. Hutchinson Center is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Maine offers 750 programs in total: 264 are for Bachelor's degree, 246 - for Master's degree, 140 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 67 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 33 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 41 universities in Maine state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 66 distance education programs that are offered in the University of Maine: 33 are for Master's degree, 30 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maine state average data to help you compare.


University of Maine provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8379 students with 251355 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 926 with 22213 credit hours.


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The University of Maine at Orono has the syndrome of being a big fish in a small pond. Due to the fact that they are the "Land grant" University in Maine, they present themselves to the rest of the State to be the academic Harvard of Maine while at the same time, athletically, they act like they are the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Maine. In fact, it could not be further from the truth. It is too bad, because it has the potential to be a much better school than what it is, but the school's administration, tenured professors, as well as coaches have an attitude demeaning to many; and have a pretentious and pompous presentation that reveals an inferiority complex, just by the way they deal with many other. When I went there in the 1980’s, most of the student body that would interact with me, and would invite me to social activities were from out of state. Most were from Massachusetts or Connecticut. I did notice that most of the in-state students kept to those whom they knew, from either their own high school or another high school from the same county or region they were from. Academically, I found that a good portion of my classes were taught, not by the professor whose name was on the syllabus, but by graduate students who were covering for these professors so they could spend more time on research and development, or on their writing requirements, in order to maintain their tenure. I did have one bad experience with a well know professor named Dr. Vandamar, who taught elementary physical education at UMO. This class had a lab, in which the professor assigned young children to each college student for instructing, with the result of their learning to be tabulated for grading. He assigned to me a 5-year-old girl to work with, in order to develop certain physical activities for her to perform independently by verbal instruction. I was not able to get this poor girl to perform any sort of task. I, nor the childcare services that brought her to the University, could even get her to speak to us. She would just cringe and start crying to the caretaker who brought her to me. I complained about this to the professor multiple times. However, he would just tell me to use different techniques that he was teaching us in class. I was never able to accomplish anything with this child, and ended up failing my lab. At the end of the semester, when I received a passing grade on my final written exam, but a failing grade on my lab, the professor came up to me and told me that he had found out that the little girl I was working with had been abused, and that was the main reason I was not able to get anywhere with her. Unfortunately, he had already posted the grades for the lab and could not rescind it. Therefore, if I wanted, he would let me take his lab during the following spring semester without cost, if I was interested. I told him I would get back to him in January to let him know. When I contacted the registrar, near the end of winter break about attending Dr. Vandamar's lab, I was informed that Dr. Vandamar was no longer with the UMO and was now an instructor at the University of Arizona. Talking about being burned. After that, I withdrew from UMO and transferred all my credits to USM, where I changed my major to History and Economics, and a minor in electrical technology. A few years later, I graduated with honors from USM and have had a successful career in the electric power industry. There are no perfect schools; I can assure you of that. However, I would recommend USM over UMO. In addition, if you do not want to spend all outdoors on private college tuition and want a “Land grant” education experience, than I would go to UNH or UVM. They are much better schools. They existentially, provide a better human experience and study environment to be subjected to, while, at the same time, seeking healthy social interaction.

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Overall Rating:

Would definitely not recommend this school if you plan on owning a car as the parking services are horrendous. They hand out ridiculous fines that are unreasonably high and very frequent. The parking spaces available are few to none. Trying to drive to class in the winter and owning a car during the winter at this school is terrible. Choose a better school that doesn't like to milk their students for all the money they can.

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Overall Rating:

UMaine is a great school. Nearly every professor I had while working on my degree here was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. My personal experience was with Engineering, which isn't a walk in the park by any means, but succeeding here lends itself to feeling extremely satisfied due to amount of support given to the students by the faculty.Campus is very nice and expansive, and is great to walk around on all times of the year (though, bundle up if it's the winter - Orono can get very cold!). It always feels lively, and there's always a ton of things going on that you can get involved with.Dining can be a bit of a mixed bag sometimes, but it's not bad by any means.Some of the buildings are fairly old, but from what I've seen, heard, and read both during my time there and since I graduated, they appear to be slowly modernizing the worst offenders across the campus.All-in-all, going to UMaine was a great experience. The community is great, the education is superb, and it's an all-around great choice if you're considering to go here.

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Overall Rating:

So let’s start with the location, middle of nowhere, if you go without a car, forget it. They advertise multiple activities across campus that are easy to find, however you have to know people to become a part of anything. The food is right up there with cafeteria high school food, not the best by far and very expensive if you don’t have a full dining plan. While the professors are great at what they do, the education is on par with any other state school you can find. The people who are welcoming at first really are not the best, had a buddy receive an harassment notice because he was talking about another student quietly in his own room. If you don’t mind outdated buildings, a clique-like school, mediocre food, and getting in trouble for nothing, then this is the place for you.

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Overall Rating:

Okay School I guess, I’m not enrolled here though. Generally dirty dorms and facilities (one ply toilet paper!). Some buildings feel dingy.

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Location & Website

Address: 168 College Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2075811865

Institution is active in current year: 1

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