University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1110
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

The University of Maine is a four-year, public institution located in Orono, Maine. The school is the state’s land-grant university and was established in 1862. It is also the flagship institution of the University of Maine System. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Maine 156 in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The institution has a student population of 11,168 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Programs Offered

The University of Maine is composed of the colleges of education and human development, engineering, liberal arts and sciences, natural sciences, business, the honors college, and the graduate school. These colleges offer 88 bachelor’s, 70 master’s, and 30 doctoral degree programs. The University of Maine features a variety of majors including accounting, art education, biochemistry, communication, economics, engineering, forestry, history, journalism, marketing, pre-professional programs, secondary education, Spanish, theatre, and wildlife ecology. Graduate programs are available in areas such as animal and veterinary sciences, anthropology, molecular and biomedical studies, biology, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, communications, earth and climate studies, economics, education and human development, and food sciences and human nutrition. In addition, UMaine Online offers a bachelor’s degree in university studies and graduate degrees in education, liberal studies, information systems, bioinformatics, and engineering.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has accredited the University of Maine since 1929.


The University of Maine accepts applications on a rolling deadline, but suggests applicants submit admissions materials by February 1, or December 15 for early action. Incoming freshman must submit a high school transcript and a common application, or the University of Maine System online application. Students must also send their ACT or SAT test scores by July 1. The University of Maine requires a $40 application fee. According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Maine had a fall 2011 acceptance rate of 77.7%.

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