University of Maine, Orono

Orono, ME

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University of Maine, Orono Student Essentials

University of Maine, Orono Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Black Bears
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,594
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,454
Retention Rate: 76%
Enrollment: 12,910
Year Established: 1862

About University of Maine, Orono

As Maine’s premier public university, the University of Maine – Orono provides a wide range of academics in a vast, bustling campus environment. The university comprises a number of academic divisions, including:

  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture
  • College of Business, Public Policy & Health
  • Graduate School

In total, the University of Maine offers nearly 100 majors. This impressive selection gives you plenty of options, whether you would like to explore many subjects or you already know your exact professional ambitions.

With a total enrollment that typically exceeds 20,000, the University of Maine is a highly active campus. You can enrich your college life at the university with student clubs, organizations and athletics, or with some of the special activities that the university sponsors.

You can find the admissions application for University of Maine on the school’s website. The application can be completed online, but you will need to mail supplemental materials to the university.

Several financial aid opportunities are available at the University of Maine. Federal programs provide the bulk of tuition assistance, but the university also offers scholarships based on merit.

University of Maine, Orono Map & Location

University of Maine, Orono
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

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Full-Time Undergrad Students 10,069
Freshman Class 2,058
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 12,910

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 13%
Latino 2%
African American 2%
Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 13%

Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
Full-Time 85%
Part-Time 15%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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