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Reviews 1646 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They don't really do much.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure to get on the office of finacial aid to not miss any of your funding.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frat houses and the grove can be pretty disgusting. Better of just going off campus to a house party.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Quality of food and healthiness of the food are below par.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of students who live in the state come to the university and continue their cliques they had in high school. This makes it difficult for out of state students to be intergraded in the social environment for the first few months.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: They make college the best ever

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in greek life

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They do a really nice job

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: Complete the FAFSA on time and you're set. The financial aid office is always willing to help student's out with anything.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you're going to live somewhere like The Grove or OT then these ratings don't apply. I currently live on an off campus apartment by an independent landlord and I love it. I'd recommend looking into housing that isn't The Grove or OT,

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5 College Junior

Athletics: OUR RECREATION CENTER IS AMAZING. I'd live there if I could. Hockey is attended regularly (mostly because it's among the only activities to do in the winter with a group), football is fun to watch and everyone attends tailgating, basketball and baseball aren't really big on campus, but the teams are still well respected. Just because games aren't frequently attended, doesn't mean people don't take notice of the teams and respect the players.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved living in the dorms freshman year mostly because of the friends I made. The school matches you to a dorm that has similar interests to you. I was in the science dorm - which was awesome because we'd have late night study sessions before our exams. I was lucky enough to be in a wing where we were all very social - everyone's door was almost always open and we'd all go out together and hang out in each others rooms. It was co-ed, which I loved since I grew up with an older brother. The dorms themselves aren't real great, unfortunately. But the people you'll meet make it worth it. Just don't use the elevators after move in weekend (weird things are found in there)... and watch your step in the stairs after the weekend if they haven't been cleaned yet.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Being a member of Greek life, I love it. Non-Greeks are always surprised when I tell them I'm in a sorority. The stigma about Greek life is you either love it or hate it, but generally those that hate it don't understand it. We're a community within a fairly large and dynamic university and at the end of the day, we stand by each other. Fraternity houses have taken a bit of a beating due to parties and only one sorority has a house on campus - the others have chapter rooms beneath dorms and a second sorority has a building at OT which most sisters live in. I'd highly recommend Greek life at UMaine to anyone; there's a place for everyone to feel at home and living with my sisters for a year was among the best experiences of my life!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I live in downtown Orono now, so it's all very convenient and within walking distance of each other. There's a wide variety of local places. Woodman's - excellent food, more expensive. Family Dog - great food, better brunch, casual. Verve - healthy and different, fast. Pat's Pizza - can't go wrong with the original Pat's. Roost - great wings. Bear Brew- great pub style food. Harvest Moon - best sandwiches ever. Ampersand - organic everything, great coffee and baked goods. Thai Kitchen - if you're feeling ethnic. Boomhouse (Old Town) - fun and relaxed Applebee's style place.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Used to be way better my freshman and sophomore year. The best fraternities to party at have either been shut down or keep quiet now in order not to be and cops are always around OT and The Grove. Bars are the way to go. I wouldn't even waste my time going to a frat now.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You'll find a little bit of everything at UMaine. Very diverse population - you'll see everything from country to preppy to city sophisticated. I've never seen an open LGBT couple around campus in my four years here, but there is definitely a population. I've yet to meet anyone that cares about other people's preferences and I have multiple friends who are gay and none of them have felt judged or held back because of it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As far as health care is concerned, I have heard a lot of people complain that are health center does jack. We have plenty of resources for drugs, alcohol, and sexual assault. I don't know how the other counselors are, but I worked in the drug and alcohol counselor's office, and he is the man.

As far as crime goes, we don't really have that much. We have people who smoke and drink, but from what I can tell, there is no "hardcore" drug problem. I don't think anybody will get shot or the university will be blown up, or anything like that.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene starts to die down a little bit during the winter, mostly because it gets too cold to want to be walking around, especially if your aim for the night is to get drunk. Early in the year, parties are great, and this is my first year here, so I can only imagine that the partying picks back up when the weather starts to "warm" back up.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration has certain policies in play, but the policies are not really enforced. As long as you don't leave your "stash" where the RA's can find it, and as long as you don't violate noise policies and force campus police to show up at your place, you can get away with more shenanigans then you think.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: i dont like greek life cause im an athlete. but they have good parties.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: you just do the fasfa and turn it in to the financial aid office, not too hard.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: they arent the best teams, but the guys do their best

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: the parties are a hit or miss

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: it's okay going down , but horrible coming out

4 College Sophomore

Majors: i love my major, just not the school that i am at now

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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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