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University of Maine

Orono, Maine
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Overview
Public
8,125 Undergraduates
90% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Small
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono, Maine
4469
(207) 581-1865
www.umaine.edu/

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.

Location

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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coffee score

65

restaurants score

Students
53%

Men

47%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

370

New Transfer Students

Admissions
90%

Acceptance Rate

19%

Enrollment Yield

950-1190

SAT Range

12,952

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,763

Typical Cost

$30,282

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,902

In-State (published)

95%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$16,281

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Civil Engineering

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

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
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Basketball Conference:

America East

Track & Field Conference:

America East

Football Division:

1

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