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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The classes and professors are great, but there are some that may not teach in a way that helps the students. Class sizes for Gen ed courses are very large (100+) and many engineering courses are medium (20-40). Other classes on campus can be very small (the smallest class I've been in had 10-14 students total).

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school has career fairs and helps the students find internships, but I haven't used the career center so I'm not sure of it's quality.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think this is a relatively safe campus, but I'm not involved in the party scene, which is where people may be less safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are nice, but can be a little expensive and some people are noisy or do drugs. There are dorm activities which can be fun, depending on student involvement.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life other than knowing people in fraternities and sororities, but many groups do a lot of good in the community. Some do party and cause some trouble, but if you aren't involved in that lifestyle, you can avoid some of that.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The best part of sports is school spirit and student involvement for hockey games!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school! It's beautiful, it's gotten me involved in school related activities I never thought I'd be involved in, and there are a lot of interesting classes to take. There is a lot of variety in activities as well, so everyone can find something that interests them. There is a bit of a party/drinking/smoking scene, which I don't like especially since this is supposed to be a smoke free campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All professors have different styles but make sure to try and help in other styles by putting up all kinds of study supplies and office hours.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is not really any campus crime and there are places to get the police every so many feet.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They take part in volunteering around town during Maine Day and try to help out the school as much as they can. They are some of the smartest people around and also the nicest people. If you want to join there is most likely a sorority or fraternity that the will take you in under their wing.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: At hockey games, almost everyone is at the game. The students ban together for most of these games and talk about it for days after too. Almost everyone on campus with does a club sport, intramural, or play for the school. The gym/Ice rink are always accessible and have time that could fit anyone's schedule so everyone can practice or have games.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This past year has been the best of my life. Coming from a university where none of my friends were going was scary at first, but due to band it was an easy transition into making friends and finding my place in my school. Band brought me out of my shell and showed me that even though we all may be different we can all work as one unit and become friends. It also taught me how much pride I have in the school. As a result, I would choose my school over and over again without any second guess.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is friendly including the professors. It makes the classes more enjoyable to be in. Some of the first year classes are much bigger than others, specifically the lectures. The recitations and labs are usually smaller. Class sizes can range from 15 students to 300 students depending on how specific it is to your major and the course level.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a career center that helps set you up for a great career by keeping you on track with what needs to be accomplished. There are many different career fairs that will put your foot in the door for outside jobs more relating to your career.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Many lights along the paths for emergencies. There is a phone number to call if you want a buddy to walk with. All the doors are locked unless your card matches that of the dorm after a certain hour. Many measures were taken to provide security.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I stayed in Androscoggin Hall. The environment was extremely friendly and I trusted all of my fellow hall mates, at least the floor I was on. Most of the RA's were really nice as well, and I ended up befriending one of them. Obviously the cost was expensive, but most housing is. The rooms were a decent size, I brought so much stuff, but still managed to easily fit it all in. The problem that I had were the bathrooms, when some people would flush the showers would get really hot and somewhat an inconvenience. The heaters were loud in the winter when first starting up, bu then they got better. Otherwise I enjoyed staying at my dorm as a home away from home.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not really much of a party person, I have friends who would go and would enjoy themselves. Then I have friends who go and sometimes say that they weren't that fun. Other than parties I don't hear much about fraternities or sororities. One thing I do know is that there are no sorority houses, only fraternity houses because frats get more money. Which I don't think is very fair, but that's how it is. I know people who joined fraternities, so most of what I hear is what they talk about. I'm not really that interested in them myself so it's difficult for me to judge just how good they actually are.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is definitely the biggest, I would highly suggest going to at least one hockey game just to see what it's like. The next biggest would probably be football, although I never went, I heard that they weren't as good. The school spirit, however, is great. There are many different cheers that students put together and chant over and over again. I'm not much of a hockey fan myself, but I was still getting into the game with the rest of the crowd. There are also many many different sports clubs that you can sign up for. I play club softball, and initially didn't know a single girl on the team, and now I know every single one and enjoy playing with them all. There are great facilities, our gym is one of the highest rated in the country. There are outside tennis courts, a bike path that's great for walking/running/skateboarding. The fields are great as well. Overall a great school for keeping up with athletics.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Obviously all schools have their pros and cons, but for me I am glad to say that the University of Maine falls more under the pros category. Most everyone that I met were friendly and supportive, including the professors. The spirit is huge at UMaine, the hockey games are the best, even when we lose there are so many cheers and chants. There is help that you can get from all around, whether it's a counselor, the tutor program, or even the career center, someone always knows how to fix a problem. I wouldn't have chosen any other school to go to, even if I want to change my major there are so many options at UMaine giving me no reason to want to switch.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I joined and it's the perfect fit for me.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Couldn't see myself anywhere else.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: My studies keep me busy throughout the week.

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4 College Junior

Academics: There is a wide range of academics offered with great programs and professors.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I feel the campus is diverse and accepting of all backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have had no peer pressure and have not experienced high drug or alcohol visibility.

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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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