Orono, ME
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$26,308 ($10,588)
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Reviews 1391 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Senior

Majors: Internship opportunities are somewhat limited in terms of proximity. You have to a) do your own research, and b) be willing to move down south or out of the state of the summer.

3 College Senior

Majors: My program was the right choice, however, I learned more by participating in on-campus media.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I saved a lot of money coming here and I certainly have experienced some great times, however, it can be a little boring here (even as a Division I athlete) and I'd prefer to have a more driven, highly-educated population to surround myself with.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are plenty of computers available, but that's if you want to dedicate a portion of your time everyday for a trip to the library.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: It's not bad, but some nights are completely dead. Bars are poppin' on Thursday nights.

4 College Senior

Majors: Overall, major and minor programs are easy to get into.

2 College Senior

Majors: The program's getting better, but it needs improvement. Better retention rate for professors and more targeted curriculums focusing on today's skills and not yesterday's.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorms desperately need improvement, however, their locations are nice. Small rooms.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Pretty plain. Lots of bros. Popular girls think they can't be touched even though they'd be just a number at any other of your bigger state schools.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's above average for some things, but below average for others. Happy medium.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Many students would like to think UMaine is a huge party school, but it's really not. Perhaps it is relative to its size, but it's definitely not a Penn State or even UMass Amherst. Lots of weed smokers, but heavy drugs aren't very noticeable.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Almost all upperclassmen live off-campus. If you don't, you're probably anti-social or a non-traditional student. It's easy to find off-campus housing and you'll save cash in the long run.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Not quite a vibrant college town, but surely has it's high points. Bars are consistent and host great nightlife activity. Not too many attractions unless you like the outdoors. Grocery shopping is easy with a couple different options and students are welcomed.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I desperately needed aid and I received it. When I didn't have enough, I was always granted with more by simply asking. Expected to encounter a hassle when moving off-campus but aid experience acutally improved.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: One of the safest schools in the nation. Little to no crime except for drinking and smoking violations. It makes jobs for reporters at The Maine Campus pretty difficult trying to find compelling story ideas each week with nothing exciting going on.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Bat Bus system does a pretty good job connecting students with the Orono and Great Bangor Area communities, but it's the only thing.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Like the state it calls home, not too much diversity here.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life at UMaine isn't too bad. Very popular on weekends for first-year students, but after that, you're only associated if you're in one.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Great off-campus dining. The only problem is it's 1 to 2 miles away from campus.

3 College Senior

Academics: It's a public state university. You get what you pay for. Some very, very smart professors in several different departments with backgrounds that make you ask why they chose to teach here, but it's mostly average. Engineering is an exception.

1 College Senior

Weather: Honestly, this is the worst aspect of the university. I love a good snowfall every once and awhile, but the brutal winters are the reason why many don't take a chance at applying and/or leave after a couple of semesters. It's "shorts weather" for approx. 1.5 of the 8+ months of the school year, if you're lucky.

3 College Senior

Athletics: As an athlete I get to see both sides. Overall, I'd say a select few students are "die-hard" but everyone else is fake and bandwagon-ish. If a team's winning, they might attend games. If a team's losing, no chance.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always lost of options for partying. If you are underage, don't worry about finding alcohol. It will come to you. Weed is always available, and so are lots of people to hook up with. If you are into that sort of thing.

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1 College Freshman

Weather: I'm not sure if this is a regular thing or not, but this past winter was one of the worst I've ever experienced. We had weeks at a time with -20f weather.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are lots of options for sports, and great facilities to partake in them.


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Justin Wozniski
Lancaster County, Pa.
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The students who offered responses regarding their overall experience at UMaine have overwhelmingly praised the University for its affect on the students who attend it. Many of the students make Maine their home, even after graduation. More in-state students remain in Maine, while more out-of-state students tend to move on to other areas, or back to their indigenous locations. The University has an abundance of assets of immeasurable value to offer to its students. There are activities and clubs for nearly every student interest. There is some organization that fits well into their majors, providing real experience within their fields to build resumes and get careers off to a head start, while tying them into a new circle of friends. The Career Center services for job placement after graduation are not only a help for current students, but they are available to students for one year at no charge after graduation.

The University of Maine prides itself on its reputation most importantly among its students, but also with its alumni. UMaine is a welcoming trip home during alumni functions and special events. Students graduating from UMaine also receive a one year complimentary membership to the University of Maine Alumni Association. Students also can purchase the licensing for only $10 to maintain their FirstClass e-mail accounts in order to stay in touch while apart from those who became close to them during their time at UMaine. Some students said that UMaine was their choice, some said it was not. Some students responded saying that they transferred to UMaine from other institutions, but nearly all of them have enjoyed their experiences at UMaine and are proud to call it their alma mater, andeven more whole-heartedly, their home.

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