University Of Maine

University Of Maine

University of Maine, also referred to as UMaine, is a public coeducational research university located in Orono, Maine. The institution was established in 1862. Currently, it grants admission to over 10,000 students every year. The school offers various majors in the fields of family and social work and conservation and resource management.

The university's sports teams are fondly called the Black Bears. 'Banana the Bear 'is the official mascot of the school teams. University of Maine's athletics department fields teams in football, ice hockey, and various other sports.

University of Maine boasts of a distinguished alumni. Famous horror fiction writers Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King are both ex-students of UMaine. John Henry Williams, the only son of baseball legend Ted Williams, also attended this school.

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University of Maine
Orono , ME 04469
General Phone: (207) 581-1110

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University of Maine Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching397education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts269women's studies, foreign language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, Latin language, English, ...
Business and Management219business management, accounting
Engineering186bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, forest engineering, surveying engineering
Family and Social Work180family studies, public administration, social work
Science172biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, botany, microbiology, zoology, entomology, marine biology, chemistry, ...
Therapy and Counseling141psychology, clinical psychology, communication disorders
Media119communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, digital communications
Conservation and Resource Management104environmental science, natural resources management, wetlands management, forestry, forest sciences, wood science, wildlife management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine97registered nursing
Engineering Technician75civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, surveying tech
Agricultural Science and Management60agriculture, agricultural economics, aquaculture, food science
Computer Science and Engineering26information technology, computer science, computer engineering
Landscaping and Horticulture22landscaping, plant sciences, soil science
Fine Arts22fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy
Music14music, music performance
Animal Science and Care12animal science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation management
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of Maine in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,62284
Master's degree46574
Doctor's degree5042
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Post-master's certificate2510

University of Maine Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Maine had a total enrollment of 11,912 students (9,509 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 26%
22-24 16%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire2%
(International Students)2%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

University of Maine Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 31 %

University of Maine Room and Board (2007)

University of Maine offers campus housing for 3,753 of its 9,509 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Orono, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Maine Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480590
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing480570
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Maine Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,510
Room and board $ 8,008
Room charge $ 4,038
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,970
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
University of Maine participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 205300)

University of Maine Faculty

University of Maine has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$108,9070*
Associate professorcalendar year4$94,4252*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*10$57,681
Lecturercalendar year13$53,3258$45,227
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year29$76,11320$55,170

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year169$95,13042$89,048
Associate professoracademic year116$76,61487$70,705
Assistant professoracademic year56$63,41244$57,082
Instructoracademic year5$62,68010$45,714
Lectureracademic year32$59,55423$49,604
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year378$81,308208$67,762

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Maine Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic 10 Conference
Basketball America East
Baseball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports38101139

University of Maine Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Forest Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Sciences, General
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 12%University of Maine Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 16%University of Maine % of degrees in engineering technician
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%University of Maine Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 17%University of Maine % of degrees in family and social work
% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%University of Maine % students 40 years or older

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