Located on the banks of the Stillwater River in the town of Orono, the University of Maine is a public institution that was founded in 1865.Situated on Marsh Island between the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers, UM is the nation’s only land grant university on an island.
The University of Maine is Maine's flagship university, making it the largest and most research-comprehensive university in the state, with a firm foundation in the liberal arts. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and academic programs in the following Schools & Colleges (College of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture, Graduate School, Honors College and Maine Business School). The most popular programs at Maine are business, engineering and education.
The university is home to 9,323 undergraduate students, 1,896 graduate students spanning the breadth and depth of undergraduate and graduate studies and guided by world-class faculty who are leading researchers and scholars in their fields, mentoring students. The University of Maine is home to over 600 international students from more than 70 countries.
Grants, scholarships, loans, and Federal Work-Study are all considered financial aid. Typically, applicants are offered a financial aid package consisting of a combination of awards from various types of aid programs by the University.
Through integrated teaching, research, and outreach, the University of Maine improves the quality of life for people in Maine and around the world, and promotes responsible stewardship of human, natural, and financial resources.The University of Maine is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The environment, critical to the vigorous discovery/learning processes define a university, diversity–diversity of ideas, cultures, experiences and backgrounds.
UM is the only institution in Maine classified as a research university by the Carnegie Classification.
Notable Alumni: Colby Chandler (Former CEO of Eastman Kodak), Lawrence Bender (Film producer-Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting), JC Monahan (WCVB-TV meteorologist), Wallace Rider Farrington (Former Governor of Hawaii, Founder of the University of Hawaii)
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