Location
Machias, ME
Undergrads
473
Tuition (in-state)
$19,300 ($7,480)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
University of Maine
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Reviews 73 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I really enjoy that our Greek Life isn't incorporated like it is you see at other schools. Greek Life run events every now and then and it really does not matter if you're a Greek or not. Most of the school population is either Non-Greek or purely Social-Greek (non-affiliated, but attend events for a particular Sorority/Fraternity).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Due to Machias being such a small school, there are two residents halls and both are within a five minute walk of most - if not all classes. I've only lived in one dorm building, but from my experience it's much better than most of the horror stories that I hear from bigger campuses like Orono. There's one small dorm kitchen and lounges on every floor, as well as two laundry rooms. The housing process is a lot more lax than most campuses. What most call a "lottery", we just give upperclassmen first pick and then go down the ranks.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Much of the regulations when it comes to the social lives of the students, in the dorms, comes down to Resident Life. We have less than a half-dozen security guards that work part time and are not available during the night or on the weekends. If a problem arises, Resident Life has to resolve it, and if they can't, we need to call in the local cops. However, most problems are easily disbanded by Resident Life.

College Freshman

Weather: I've only been in Machias for about 6 months, and we've had a long and rough winter. I have no opinion on how the weather affects my campus experience, and I probably wouldn't even if I had been living there for longer.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Machias does not have the funding to have a lot of varsity sports. What is funded, isn't very popular in the way of fans - probably because a number of the players are jerks and/or the team sucks. However, the athletics department enjoys teaming up with resident life and providing plenty of support for intramural teams and clubs. The facilities, though small, are wonderful for athletes, non-athletes, and community members. The facilities often stay open even when the rest of the school is closed.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is no "off-campus" housing. If you don't live on campus, you're a commuter student and you could live in an apartment five minutes away or an hour away. I wouldn't know anything more because I've only lived on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Machias has a really diverse choice of majors. The English program itself has three branches. It's not difficult to get into your program. You get to know your fellow students and your professors really well. Machias is a liberal arts college, so there's nothing "extraordinary" about getting into any of the programs, as far as I know (Pre-Med might have something, but that's not a hugely popular major). "Getting into your program" consists of getting into the school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to pursue a double major with two majors that are cohesive with each other. My first major is English with a concentration in Literary Studies, and my second major is Secondary English with a concentration in English. I know students who are pursuing a double major that are having difficulty figuring out how to get all the credits they need, without having to go over the graduation requirement (120) too much - very few students at Machias have the funds to pursue any additional credits beyond the graduation requirement.

I love both of my programs, but other than the incorporation of the book arts, there's probably not much to them that makes them unique in comparison to other schools.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Machias is probably one of the most diverse schools you can get, considering the very small population. Everyone has something that makes them unique and nobody fits the "majority" mold that you see in a lot of other campuses - there are very few white, testosterone-filled, heterosexual,, rich, conservative, cis-males and very few white, "cheerleader"-esque, heterosexual, rich, conservative, cis-females. Most of the soccer team are Hispanic, most of the basketball team is African-American, and there are just as many homosexual/bisexual students as there are homosexual. We're a small school, but the diversity is abundant. There are just as many liberals as there are conservatives, but your political and/or economic background do NOT make you who you are.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Machias, as a town, is a small ex-logging town located in the middle of Route 1 on the east coast of Maine. The closest Wal-Mart and/or movie theater is over an hour away in either direction. There isn't much to go in the way of entertain provided by the town, but you learn how to work with what there is.

College Freshman

Transportation: Machias does not have "transportation" in the sense that most schools do. The transportation Machias has is utilized for field trips and sporting events.

College Freshman

Computers: Machias is a small school with limited funding. There are desktop computers available in the library and computer labs, but if you wish to be able to work in your room and not spend your laundry/food money on printing multiple copies of an eight page paper, it's advisable to have your own computer and/or printer. Luckily, I received a computer as a high school graduation present and my roommate gets free ink for her printer.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: i think the greek life as some positive affects on the campus community.

3 College Senior

Weather: i am not a big fun of the snow because it does not offer options for things to do

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: it is fairy just and livable

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: it is good to live on campus but economically better to live off campus

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: i personally feel comfortable and safe at my school

3 College Senior

Facilities: the help you get from certain committed employees and the sports

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: everyone is different but collectively similar

3 College Senior

Academics: As a sports and fitness management major the work load is much easy and the facilities are fairly average.

3 College Senior

Academics: the academics offered at my school are limited but also flexible.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: if you love chinese, mcdonalds, and pizza machias is the perfect town for your dining needs.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: so far good! it meets my need and help me with my education

4 College Senior

Athletics: the athletics at my school is awesome. i personally love it and i am also involved in a varsity team.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: the nightlife at my school is really not much of a vibrant comparing to a city nightlife where i come from.

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