University of Maine at Machias Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Maine at Machias Admissions Overview:

The University of Maine at Machias has open admissions—applicants who have earned a high school diploma or GED should qualify to attend. Applicants will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from either the SAT or the ACT, up to three letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

University of Maine at Machias Description:

The University of Maine at Machias sits on a 43-acre campus along the Machias River. Maine's rocky coast is just a few miles away. UMM is a public liberal arts college with a focus on what they call the "environmental liberal arts." UMM's curriculum reflects the school's coastal location and commitment to sustainability. All first-year students participate in a series of seminar courses, "The Maine Coastal Odyssey," that explore the region's resources and communities. Academics at UMM are supported by a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17.

The university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations including a fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the University of Maine at Machais Clippers compete in the Yankee Small College Conference, part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The college fields four men's and four women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 745 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 56% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,530 (in-state); $19,350 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,466
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $19,296 (in-state); $31,116 (out-of-state)

University of Maine at Machias Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,153
    • Loans: $5,439

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management, Marine Biology, Psychology and Community Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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