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Colleges / University of Maine at Augusta

About UMA

University of Maine at Augusta is a public, state school that was founded in 1965. It is not competitive to get into UMA. UMA enrolls 4,683 undergrads and no graduate students.

UMA does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

UMA Acceptance Rate

Around 98% of applicants get into UMA each year. Out of 1,025 applications received in 2021, 1,002 students were offered admission .

UMA Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at UMA

University of Maine at Augusta does not offer early decision. UMA does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
In-State Tuition $7,170
Out-of-State $17,340

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to UMA.

Financial Aid at UMA

UMA meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UMA full-time are awarded $7,632 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at UMA

Most UMA students live off campus.

UMA Day, Jazz Week, and and Poetry Festival are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UMA.

GPA and Test Scores for UMA

UMA is considered not competitive to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays.

Is UMA Test Optional?

UMA does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, .

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. UMA reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is UMA a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMA

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMA, around 80% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 176 students who started at UMA as first-time freshman, 9 graduate within four years.

UMA's six-year graduation for undergrads is 26%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $30,457 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UMA sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMA a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for UMA?

As of 2019, the total market value of the school endowment was $7,316,000. The school spends $5,893 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is UMA?

UMA is located in the small town setting of Augusta, Maine .

If you want to see UMA for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Augusta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Augusta Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMA and Augusta are like without leaving home.

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College Info

46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330-9410

Campus Setting: Small Town

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Wondering what life at UMA is like? There are approximately 4,683 students enrolled at UMA. 36% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from ME and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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