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Colleges / University of Maine at Augusta

University of Maine at Augusta

Augusta, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About UMA

University of Maine at Augusta Overview

University of Maine at Augusta is a public, state school in the small town setting of Augusta, Maine. UMA was founded in 1965 and the school now enrolls around 4,683 students per year, including 4,683 undergraduates.

Student Involvement at UMA

Are you interested in music or performing? At UMA you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UMA students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

UMA does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? UMA has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMA on the Student Life page.

2022 UMA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,350
Out-of-State $18,210
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $7,632

Is UMA a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what UMA offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Maine at Augusta

UMA is not competitive to get into. The university admitted 98% of all applicants in 2019. Last year, 1,025 students applied to UMA and 1,002 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMA

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 80% of students who start at UMA come back the next year. Around 12% of students who started at UMA earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UMA Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UMA directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Maine at Augusta's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

UMA's endowment was valued at $7.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $5,893 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMA

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,457 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMA.

Based on this information, is UMA the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMA a good school for you?

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Where is University of Maine at Augusta Located?

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

If you would like 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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