University of Maine Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Maine
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The University of Maine in Orono is largely accessible to those who apply. It has an acceptance rate of 90 percent. Students interested in applying to U of M will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • University of Maine Acceptance Rate: 90 percent

University of Maine Description

The University of Maine at Orono is the flagship campus of the University of Maine system. The 660-acre campus sits on Marsh Island along the Stillwater River. The University of Maine offers 88 bachelor's degree programs with pre-professional fields such as business, education, engineering and nursing being the most popular. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the university a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

In athletics, the University of Maine Black Bears compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association, America East Conference and Hockey East Association. Other popular sports include football, basketball, swimming, and cross country/track and field.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,219 (9,323 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53 percent male / 47 percent female
  • 87 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,628 (in-state); $29,498 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,164
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $23,992 (in-state); $42,862 (out-of-state)

University of Maine Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90 percent
    • Loans: 70 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,836
    • Loans: $8,064

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Elementary Education, Human Development, Journalism, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Secondary Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Cross Country
  • Women's Teams: Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics