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 91 percent, the school admitted nine out of every ten applicants. 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 (2015)

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 (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 10,922 (9,297 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52 percent male / 48 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: 73 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,226
    • Loans: $8,173

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: 26 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55 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