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University of Maine

Orono, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About University of Maine

University of Maine Overview

University of Maine is a public, state school in the small town setting of Orono, Maine. University of Maine was founded in 1865 and the school presently has around 11,989 students per year, which includes 9,447 undergraduate students. University of Maine ensures on-campus housing for up to 3,500 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at University of Maine

Interested in music or performing? At University of Maine you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Maine students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of Maine has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 University of Maine Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 56%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%
In-State Tuition $11,940
Out-of-State $34,080
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,665

Is University of Maine a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what University of Maine offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

University of Maine Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Maine. The acceptance rate at University of Maine is 96%. Last year, 14,344 students applied to University of Maine and 13,836 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maine

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

About 76% of students who start at University of Maine come back the next year. Around 58% of students who started at University of Maine 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 Outcomes for University of Maine Grads

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 University of Maine directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Maine'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.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Maine's endowment was $333.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Maine spends about $10,283 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Maine

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.

University of Maine meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,665 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $36,421 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.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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! You should never have to pay to submit 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 University of Maine.

Based on this information, is University of Maine the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Maine a good school for you?

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Where is University of Maine?

University of Maine is located in the small town setting of Orono, Maine.

If you would like to see University of Maine for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Orono, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bangor International.

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

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College Info

168 College Ave Orono, ME 04469

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Maine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Maine is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Maine ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


22 to 30


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Maine is 26. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Maine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Maine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1080 to 1270


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Maine students is 1172. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Maine, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Maine.

University of Maine Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Maine is like? There are approximately 11,989 students enrolled at University of Maine, including 9,447 undergraduate students and 2,542 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from ME and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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