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The University of Maine, a public research university located in Orono, Maine, is one of the top 180 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was founded in 1862 thanks to the Morrill Act, and originally called Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. In 1897, it became the University of Maine. Today, it sits on more than 650 acres of land in a rural setting. Its motto is “Dirigo” or “I Guide.” Notable alumni include author Stephen King, developer of the DC defibrillator Bernard Lown, ice hockey player Paul Kariya, engineer Frank Crowe, Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Former Governor of Maine John Baldacci, psychologist Doris Twitchell Allen, author Tabitha King, sports announcer Gary Thorne and football player Stephen Cooper. The school’s colors are dark blue, light blue and white, its mascot is Bananas the Bear and its teams are nicknamed the Black Bears. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – America East, Hockey East and CAA, and there are 17 varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by the University of Maine include men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, baseball, basketball, cross country, football, swimming and diving and ice hockey, and women’s cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, basketball, softball and soccer.
Orono is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. Located on the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers, it was first settled by Europeans in 1774 and named in honor of Chief Joseph Orono, a sachem of the Penobscot nation. It is home to the University of Maine. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 200 to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 26 fraternities and sororities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school
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