University of Maine

1,802 reviews
  1. Orono, ME
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Maine is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,505/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,150/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,858/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,553/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,105/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,344/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
64%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,129Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Spirited
    24%
  • Laid-back
    12%
  • Energetic
    7%
  • Friendly but unintelligent
    6%
  • Partying Drunkard.
    4%
  • Ignorant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.133 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.176 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Lots of leggings and Bean boots.
    23%
  • Home
    14%
  • Its not quite like home, but I enjoy it nonetheles
    12%
  • Eternal Winter but still a great place
    12%
  • The place where I belong
    9%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Cold
    8%

After University of Maine

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,802 reviews
  • Excellent
    174
  • Very Good
    645
  • Average
    814
  • Poor
    127
  • Terrible
    42
My first semester at UMaine has been a blast! My transition was fairly easy as everyone on my floor and in my classes are so friendly and want to learn and have fun doing it. The professors are all here to teach and love to answer any questions that students may have. Most teachers are easy to reach right through their email! I joined the club soccer team and the University Singers and have made multitudes of connections from these while doing the hobbies that I love. I also got a part-time job on campus as a non-work study student and there were still plenty of opportunities for me to obtain a part-time job on campus. The only trouble has been not having an advisor as an undecided student because of the shortage on staff. However, I should be getting one soon as they tell me.It has been a great semester so far!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
It is easy to join intramural and club teams, and both types of sports provide a great opportunity to meet new people! There are a large number of intramural teams to join and many other opportunities to get involved in fun sports on campus, since many organizations host a variety of tournaments (dodgball, volleyball, etc.) to play!

For those passionate about attending sports games, there is no college in Maine that can best the Black Bear Student Sections, especially hockey. We always come together and create a great and exciting environment that will have you cheering loudly for all our black bear athletes.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Beautiful campus, has great people, a lot of ways to get involved, great classes, and great foods. I strongly recommend this college to everyone. Sporting events are super fun to watch!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago