University of Maine

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University of Maine History

The University of Maine is a public land-grant research university which is located in Orono, Maine, USA. It is the Flagship University of the University of Maine System, having been founded in 1865 as Maine's land-grant college. It belongs to the "R1: Doctoral Universities–Very High Research Activity" category. UMaine is the state's largest college or university, with roughly 11,500 students enrolled.

The history of the University of Maine was started with The Morrill Act, approved by President Abraham Lincoln, which resulted in the establishment of the University of Maine in 1862. The University of Maine was founded in 1865 as the Maine State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. It first opened its doors on September 21, 1868, and changed its name to the University of Maine in 1897.

University of Maine Programs, Courses and Schools

More than 90 undergraduate major programs are offered by the University of Maine.

Here is the following name of some programs of the University of Maine-

  •  Accounting
  •  Agriculture
  •  Finance
  •  Marketing
  •  Economics
  •  Biology
  •  Communication Sciences and Disorders
  •  Earth and Climate Sciences
  •  Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  •  Construction Engineering Technology
  •  Electrical Engineering
  •  Athletic Training
  •  Biomedical Engineering
  •  Food Science and Human Nutrition
  •  Art History
  •  Mass Communication
  •  Music Education
  •  French
  •  New Media
  •  Journalism
  •  Communication
  •  Anthropology
  •  International Affairs
  •  Mathematics
  •  Music Performance

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University of Maine has been divided into five schools/colleges.

Here is the list of College of University of Maine-

  •  College of Education and Human Development,
  •  The College of Engineering,
  •  The Honors College,
  •  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and
  •  The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

University of Maine Achievements/Rankings

According to US News, the University of Maine is ranked #213 in National Universities in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges. The University of Maine is one of the top 100 public research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.

University of Maine USP

The University of Maine's USP is its vision/mission, which is to "inspire and dedicate education to propel students into new fields of learning and encourage interdisciplinary understanding." The University of Maine is the state's flagship university, with internationally acclaimed research, scholarship, and creative activity, where teachers and students contribute knowledge to challenges of local, national, and international importance. Research and teaching are integrally interwoven at the state's doctoral-granting institution.

 University of Maine Notable Alumni

  •  Biff Elliot
  •  Donald Holder
  •  Brad Sullivan
  •  Paul Theroux
  •  Timothy Simons
  •  Janet Bewley
  •  Emily Cain
  •  Ben Chipman
  •  Samuel Collins, Jr
  •  Styles Bridges
  •  Tina Passman
  •  Tom Saviello
  •  David Slagger
  •  Olympia Snowe
  •  Colby Chandler
  •  Frank Knight
  •  Patrice Oppliger

University of Maine infrastructure & services

 University of Maine Campuses

The University of Maine is the only land grant university on an island in the United States (other than the University of Hawai'i). It is located on Marsh Island, between the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers. The 660-acre (2.7 km2) campus, which is located in the small city of Orono with a population of 9,500 people, has an enrollment of 10,901 students (2012–2013). There are 37 academic buildings, 30 administrative buildings, 18 residence halls, 18 specific laboratory facilities, 14 Greek life houses, ten sports facilities, five museums, three dining facilities, two convenience stores, a student union, a cafe, a pub, an 87,000-square-foot (8,100 m2) state-of-the-art recreation and fitness centre, and a 200'x200' air-supported athletic/recreational dome on the campus.

 University of Maine Libraries

  The Raymond H. Fogler Library is the primary academic library of the University of Maine. The library's foundation was built in 1941, but due to World War II, it was not completed until 1947. The library's collections have to include More than 1 million volumes, nearly 4 million periodical subscriptions, 1.6 million microforms, and 2.2 million United States Federal, Maine State, and Canadian federal and provincial government publications.

  University of Maine Housing services

The University of Maine provides housing services to its students in 19 residential halls. Traditional undergraduate residence halls for first-year and upper-class students, suite-style living for upper-class students, graduate housing, and a variety of living/learning and themed community alternatives are also available.

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 University of Maine Medical services

 The University of Maine provides medical services on campus to the students. The Cutler Health Center is responsible for the student's health and wellness. Cutler Health Center is located on the University of Maine campus.  Cutler Health delivers professional, high-quality health care. Allergy vaccinations, acute and chronic care management, physical exams, women's health, physical therapy, and athletic training services for club and intramural sports are available in the center. There is also an on-site laboratory and X-ray facility. Northern Light Health provides clinical services.

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 University of Maine Students clubs

At the University of Maine, there are a number of student clubs, including:

  •  TYPE-ONE-derful! Diabetes Club
  •  Turning Point USA
  •  Women in Business
  •  Imagined Ink Creative Writing Club
  •  Pre-Veterinary Club
  •  Men’s Club Volleyball
  •  Hammock Club
  •  Divest UMS
  •  Circle K International
  •  UMaine Engineering Ambassadors
  •  Celtic Dance Club
  •  Residence Hall Association                                                                                                                                                                       

University of Maine location

UMaine is located in Orono, Maine, on Marsh Island, between the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers, about 5 miles from Bangor. Orono is a town in the United States of America's Penobscot County. It was founded in 1774 by American colonists on the banks of the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers. Chief Joseph Orono, a sachem of the indigenous Penobscot nation who long held this land, was honored with the name. The town became a centre of the lumber business in the nineteenth century.

University of Maine Airports nearby

The closest international airport to UMaine is Bangor International Airport. Taxi service from the airport to UMaine is quick and easy, taking about 15-20 minutes.

University of Maine International student’s info

 University of Maine student support

The University of Maine's Office of International Programs (OIP) provides international students with the following services and support:

  • Assisting with the funding documentation procedure and providing immigration advice.
  •  Answer questions regarding residence halls, meals, recreation, and the surrounding area.
  •  I-20/DS 2019 forms are issued, as well as advice on visa procedure.
  •  Prior to orientation, provide information and resources on temporary housing.
  •  Enrollment in the University of Maine's worldwide health plan.
  •  On the day of arrival, provide a local airport/bus station pick-up.
  •  Connect students with academic advisers and other academic help resources on campus. And so on.

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 University of Maine student support

 University Of Maine visas & immigration support

You must obey the rules and regulations of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a branch of the US Department of Homeland Security, as an international student. The employees at the ISSS can assist you in adhering to the rules and regulations. The basic rules for F-1 and J-1 students can be found in the links given on the official website of the University of Maine. Students can make an appointment with an adviser if they require additional information.

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University Of Maine visas & immigration support

 University of Maine international student contact

Students can contact here about admission query:

International Programs

300 Stodder Hall

Orono, ME 04469-5775

Tel: 207.581.3437

Fax: 207.581.2920

[email protected]

University of Maine Student life

 University of Maine student society

  •  Alpha Delta
  •  Alpha Gamma Rho
  •  Alpha Sigma Phi
  •  Alpha Tau Omega
  •  Beta Theta Pi
  •  Delta Tau Delta
  •  Iota Nu Kappa
  •  Kappa Kappa Psi
  •  Kappa Sigma
  •  Lambda Chi Alpha
  •  Phi Gamma Delta
  •  Phi Kappa Sigma
  •  Pi Kappa Phi
  •  Sigma Chi
  •  Sigma Pi
  •  Sigma Phi Epsilon
  •  Tau Kappa Epsilon
  •  Theta Chi

University of Maine sports and fitness

The University of Maine has a fitness centre on campus for students. The New Balance Student Recreation Center has elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, and stair climbers, among other cardiovascular machines. The centre also has a large selection of weight stack and free weight equipment. At the group exercise studio, group fitness courses are held most days at midday and early evening. There are also locker rooms with separate showers and lockers. The gym is also housed in the centre.

University of Maine sports and fitness

 University of Maine Health & Wellbeing

The University of Maine’s Counseling Center provides students with health and well-being services. Students can discuss their concerns, examine their options, and work toward a solution when they meet with a counselor in a private setting. Counseling is sought by students for a variety of reasons, including:

  •  Issues in academia
  •  Relationship difficulties with friends or roommates
  •  Survivors of sexual assault and other horrific events
  •  Are you stressed or worried?
  •  If you're feeling sad or depressed, there are a few things you can do
  •  Adapting to college while under financial stress
  •  Concerns about relatives
  •  Identity issues

University of Maine’s Counseling Center

University of Maine Residential Life

      The residence halls at the University of Maine are known as the Black Bears. They offer a variety of activities and events to assist students to interact with others while also supporting their personal growth and development. Students can learn through courses, events, and even individual or group meetings with their RA/CA.

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 University of Maine food & drink

There are number of options for food & drinks on campus-

  •  University of Maine Dining 
  •  Bear’s Den
  •  Bear’s Den Café’s and Pub
  •  Oakes Room Café’s
  •  Hilltop Market
  •  Wells Center
  •  York Dining

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University of Maine short term getaways

  •  Maine Bound Adventure Center
  •  Orono Farmers Market
  •  Hudson Museum at the University of Maine
  •  Page Farm and Home Museum
  •  Emera Astronomy Center
  •  Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
  •  Orono Bog Boardwalk
  •  Tracewski Fishing Adventures
  •  Paul Bunyan Statue
  •  Cascade Park

University of Maine Part time jobs

The University of Maine allows its students to work part-time jobs. Students can look for jobs on and off-campus, as well as Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study jobs, through UMaine's official online job directory. It's completely free to use and may be accessed using a student email account (

University of Maine Student Safety

Maine is the third-safest state for violent crime, according to the US Department of Justice. The University of Maine Police Agency is a full-service police department staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by state-certified police officers and support personnel. Officers from UMaine have the same training and professional standards as officers from any other municipality in the state. The University of Maine's police department is in charge of campus security and student safety.

University of Maine Famous courses

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Natural Resources and Conservation; Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies are among the most popular majors at the University of Maine.

University of Maine Campus recruitment

  University of Maine Process

 The Office of Human Resources collaborates with recruiting departments to aid students in their career hunt. Employers from diverse companies come to the University of Maine to designate students on an annual basis. Before being employed for a job, students must go through several steps of the recruiting process. For students searching for work, a handshake is a terrific alternative.

 University of Maine Brochures & applications

The University of Maine is home to 11,286 students who were accepted into the university's various sessions. University of Maine accepted students twice, once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.

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University of Maine Application Requirements



  •  Complete application form
  •  On their application, all overseas applicants must state their preferred major and program.
  •  Application fee for degree $65
  •  For non-degree application Fee $35
  •  For certification application fee $35
  •  Academic record of previous schools/ colleges/ universities
  •  English proficiency certificate
  •  ACT/SAT scores will be optional for 2021 and 2022 admission.
  •  Official high school/graduation Transcripts
  •  Notarized transcripts from schools outside the United States are required.
  •  Must send all academic credentials to [email protected]. Or students can mailed at directly to the Office of Admissions at Office of Admissions, Dept. AO, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 USA
  •  TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 or higher
  •  TOEFL (paper-based test): 550 or higher
  •  IELTS: 6.5
  •  Duolingo: 105
  •  SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 490
  •  ACT: English sub-score of 18 or higher
  •  AP: English Language and Composition score of 4 or higher
  •  IB: 5 or higher on the English Language and Literature exam
  •  One copy of passport
  •  One copy of Financial Statement
  •  Additional materials for transfer students
  •  A copy of your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019
  •  I-94 record
  •  Three letters of recommendations

University of Maine Programs

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University of Maine Application Requirements

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Maine in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Maine Cost of studies


Bachelors: $ 28,590

Masters:Fees vary for each program

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Maine Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-February 1, Spring-November 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Maine Rankings


US News
401 -500
GTU Rank


United States of America
US News
138 -155

University of Maine Scholarships

1. Coyote Commitment Scholarship Program

The Coyote Commitment Scholarship Program is awarded to the full time freshmen students who apply for fall admission at the University of South Dakota.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a full time freshmen student who apply for fall admission at the university

How to Apply:
No separate application is required. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship

2. IEI Bridge Scholarship

The IEI Bridge Scholarship is awarded to the International students enrolled in the Bridge program at the English language instruction at the Intensive English Institute at the University of Maine.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be an International student enrolled in the Bridge program at the English language instruction at the Intensive English Institute.
- Should remain on a non-immigrant student visa F-1 or J-1

Note: Graduate and Sponsored students are not eligible for this award.

How to Apply:
No separate application is required. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed.

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