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Study at University of Maine

University of Maine, also referred to as UMaine, is a public coeducational research university located in Orono, Maine. The institution was established in 1862. Currently, it grants admission to over 10, 000 students every year. The school offers various majors in the fields of family and social work and conservation and resource management.

The university's sports teams are fondly called the Black Bears. “Banana the Bear” is the official mascot of the school teams. University of Maine's athletics department fields teams in football, ice hockey, and various other sports.

University of Maine boasts of a distinguished alumni. Famous horror fiction writers Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King are both ex-students of UMaine. John Henry Williams, the only son of baseball legend Ted Williams, also attended this school.

Profile of University of Maine

Orono, ME is home to University of Maine. Orono is a small suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Maine go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in family and social work and conservation and resource management.

University of Maine Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 600.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Maine is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 11, 912 enrolled students .

Student Life

University of Maine offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. University of Maine values student athletics, and belongs to the America East and Atlantic 10 Conference.

University of Maine Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching413elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, teacher education and development, educational administration, reading teaching, school Counselling, special ed, . . .
Liberal Arts302English, history, speech and rhetoric, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, international relations, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management253business management, accounting
Science160biology, geology, biochemistry, zoology, molecular biology, physics, microbiology, chemistry, . . .
Family and Social Work151social work, family studies, public administration
Engineering150civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying engineering, chemical engineering, engineering physics, bioengineering, forest engineering
Therapy and Counselling147psychology, communication disorders, clinical psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine103registered nursing
Media100journalism, digital communications, mass communication, broadcast journalism
Conservation and Resource Management95forestry, natural resources management, wetlands management, wildlife management, forest sciences, wood science
Engineering Technician87mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, civil engineering tech, surveying tech
Agricultural Science and Management37food science, agricultural economics, agriculture, aquaculture
Computer Science and Engineering26computer science, computer engineering, information technology
Animal Science and Care24animal science
Fine Arts23fine arts, art history and criticism
Landscaping and Horticulture14landscaping, plant sciences, soil science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12parks and recreation management
Music10music, music performance
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Art Studies0art studies

Contact: University of Maine

University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469

General Phone: (207) 581-1110


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