University of Maine

University of Maine Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Maine. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Maine Ranked?

2022 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 80 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is marine science.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UMaine as #902 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 23 colleges in Maine, UMaine is ranked at #6.

See all of the rankings for University of Maine.

Is It Hard to Get Into UMaine?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Maine is 92%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into UMaine is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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 )

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University of Maine Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 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 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maine

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% 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  74 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.

University of Maine Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,430 undergraduates at UMaine with 8,060 being full-time and 1,370 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Maine Cost?

The overall average net price of UMaine is $17,558. 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 +
$13,989 $14,458 $17,218 $20,312 $20,987

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMaine, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $9,114 a year. That adds up to $36,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMaine is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMaine Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UMaine make around $42,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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

Located in Orono, Maine, University of Maine is a public institution. Orono is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 82 majors graduated from University of Maine. Of these students, 1,869 received undergraduate degrees and 498 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 133 $39,300
Marketing 96 $40,400
Mechanical Engineering 85 $62,200
General Psychology 82 $27,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 79 $31,800
Human Development & Family Studies 77 $26,800
Finance & Financial Management 77 $39,800
Nursing 75 $59,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $33,700
General Biology 51 $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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 4,203 students took at least one online class at University of Maine. This is an increase from the 3,676 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,203 1,276
2017-2018 3,676 903
2016-2017 3,320 726
2015-2016 3,288 777
2013-2014 3,101 592

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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