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IPEDS ID: 161253
OPE ID: 00205300
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University of Maine
168 College Avenue, Orono, Maine 04469
General information:  (207) 581-1110
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,247 (9,182 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty555316
Research and public service668
Total graduate assistants-559
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,766$8,944$9,148$9,9128.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,766$8,944$9,148$9,9128.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,108$22,732$22,942$23,7123.4%
Off Campus$22,108$22,732$22,942$23,7123.4%
Off Campus with Family$13,342$13,788$13,794$13,8000.0%
On Campus$37,138$38,500$39,802$41,0823.2%
Off Campus$37,138$38,500$39,802$41,0823.2%
Off Campus with Family$28,372$29,556$30,654$31,1701.7%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,524
In-state fees$1,114
Out-of-state tuition$23,112
Out-of-state fees$1,114
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,81993%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,59682%$13,491,429$8,453
Federal grants82242%$4,190,919$5,098
Pell grants81842%$3,425,871$4,188
Other federal grants46424%$765,048$1,649
State/local government grant or scholarships64633%$800,860$1,240
Institutional grants or scholarships1,38871%$8,499,650$6,124
Student loan aid1,41773%$13,191,259$9,309
Federal student loans1,40472%$10,025,716$7,141
Other student loans30316%$3,165,543$10,447
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,86067%$44,722,098$7,632
Pell grants3,26437%$13,851,089$4,244
Federal student loans5,62264%$43,564,715$7,749
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$15,075$15,299$16,255
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,025$12,363$12,921
$30,001 – $48,000$12,638$13,836$14,549
$48,001 – $75,000$16,410$16,767$16,813
$75,001 – $110,000$19,390$19,581$19,173
$110,001 and more$20,711$20,781$21,066
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment11,247
Undergraduate enrollment9,182
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment454
Graduate enrollment2,065
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 73%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants8,3064,0754,231
Percent admitted81%79%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480590
SAT Math490610
SAT Writing460580
ACT Composite2126
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
Transfer-out rate: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 63%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 54%
Female: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 37%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 79%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 69%
Non-resident alien: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics060-
Agriculture, General6-0-
Animal Sciences, General2300-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General900-
Food Science34162-
Plant Sciences, General011-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-00-
Category total72233-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies20--
Category total20--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4402-
Biomedical Sciences, General--4-
Botany/Plant Biology20--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-00-
Microbiology, General1120-
Molecular Biology4-4-
Zoology/Animal Biology1300-
Category total82510-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General5719--
Finance, General33---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General39---
Category total15519--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other228--
Category total228--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies17---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2510--
Category total5210--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1230-
Information Technology-2--
Category total1250-
Art Teacher Education8---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-2811
Curriculum and Instruction-5--
Education, General-03-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-404
Educational/Instructional Technology-5-8d
Elementary Education and Teaching890--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-1002
Music Teacher Education161--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching516--
Reading Teacher Education-13111
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-9-1
Secondary Education and Teaching3915-5d
Social Studies Teacher Education-0-0
Special Education and Teaching, General-19-1
Special Education and Teaching, Other---1d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-214
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education---0
Category total203117638d
Agricultural Engineering32--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4---
Chemical Engineering3120-
Civil Engineering, General56120-
Computer Engineering, General1120-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2174-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics33--
Engineering, Other---0
Forest Engineering00--
Materials Engineering0--1
Mechanical Engineering6662-
Surveying Engineering0301d
Category total1953762d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician34---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician28---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician31---
Surveying Technology/Surveying10---
Category total103---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General39110-
Rhetoric and Composition00--
Category total39110-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General506--
Category total506--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2---
French Language and Literature62--
German Language and Literature30--
Latin Language and Literature0---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature22--
Category total134--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist6---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General1918--
Nursing Education---12d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse898-1
Category total12426-13d
History, General32122-
Category total32122-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies159--
Category total159--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics930-
Category total930-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-9--
Marine Sciences2881-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other003-
Category total28174-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1981-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management-62-
Forest Sciences and Biology1---
Forestry, General850-
Natural Resources Management and Policy000-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management00--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1941-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology1--0
Category total482340
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General13---
Category total13---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total9---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General612-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-3--
Geology/Earth Science, General7102-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical030-
Physics, General522-
Category total18196-
Clinical Psychology-00-
Psychology, General11855-
Category total11855-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration86--
Social Work23460-
Category total31520-
Social Sciences
Economics, General170--
Economics, Other71--
International Relations and Affairs20---
Political Science and Government, General27---
Category total11010-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2---
Art/Art Studies, General0-0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General70--
Fine/Studio Arts, General18---
Music Performance, General33--
Music, General30--
Category total3330-
Grand total1,5884154653
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined101125
Field Hockey19
Ice Hockey2624
Swimming and Diving2436
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1977 -  Pre-Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1993 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools7/1/1962 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1975 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs1/1/1981 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1988 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/22/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/22/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/30/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs4/1/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1969 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools3/31/2000 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations272
Liquor law violations786
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations212
Liquor law violations786
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible965
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault312
Motor vehicle theft033
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible855
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault012
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate6.3%6.5%7.0%
Number in default155147154
Number in repayment2,4302,2472,187
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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