The University of Maine, founded in 1865, is a public, land-grant institution. It is the most prestigious university in the state, offering more than 80 undergraduate degree programs in one of the most pristine recreational areas of the northeast. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Public Policy, Health, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry, and Agriculture. Its 9,000 students come from 42 states and over 70 nations for professional and liberal arts programs in five undergraduate colleges. University of Maine's costs are considered very competitive - less than $20,000 per year for nonresidents - due to strong state support and careful budgeting. Its 3,300-acre main campus is located in Orono, eight miles north of Bangor.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
9,447
Undergraduates
4,932
Men - 52.2%
4,516
Women - 47.8%
2,542
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 14,344 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
579 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
593 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,560
Out-of-state: $46,160
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,986
Out-of-state: $33,586
Room and Board
$11,574
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$16,665
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,421
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
497
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
30%
20-29
26%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
12%
Over 100
5%
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Orono Population
10,636
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bananas the Black Bear
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
1.7%
Black/African-American
1.9%
Hispanic/Latino
4.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
85.5%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
2.0% from 89 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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