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University of Maine Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Maine ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Maine Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Maine was awarded 13 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UMaine as #670 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 18 colleges in Maine, UMaine is ranked at #7.

See all of the rankings for University of Maine.

Is It Hard to Get Into UMaine?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, University of Maine is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to UMaine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maine  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Maine  ( 520 to 620 )
UMaine received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Maine  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about University of Maine admissions.

University of Maine Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Maine is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Maine is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maine

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Maine enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UMaine have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Maine.

Good Overall Diversity at UMaine

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,279 undergraduates at UMaine with 8,204 being full-time and 1,075 being part-time.

UMaine Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UMaine is 66.71 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.71 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Maine Cost?

The overall average net price of UMaine is $17,074. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMaine

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,360 $13,462 $16,282 $19,074 $20,335

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMaine, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMaine, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,899 a year. That adds up to $35,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMaine is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMaine Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMaine make about $42,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at University of Maine make the most money.

Location of University of Maine

University of Maine is a public institution situated in Orono, Maine. The suburban atmosphere of Orono makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of University of Maine

Contact details for UMaine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 168 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1865

University of Maine Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from University of Maine. Of these students, 1,900 received undergraduate degrees and 430 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 118 $39,300
General Psychology 103 $27,700
Marketing 91 $40,400
Nursing 90 $59,300
Teacher Education Subject Specific 84 $31,800
Finance & Financial Management 80 $39,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 76 $33,700
Civil Engineering 73 $52,800
Mechanical Engineering 68 $62,200
General Biology 59 $26,700

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Maine along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMaine

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,676 students took at least one online class at University of Maine. This is an increase from the 3,320 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,676 903
2016-2017 3,320 726
2015-2016 3,288 777
2014-2015 3,146 653
2013-2014 3,101 592

Learn more about online learning at University of Maine.

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