The University of Maine at Augusta: Narrative Description

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46 University Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330-9410
Tel: (207)621-3000; Admissions: (207)621-3390; Fax: (207)621-3116; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Maine System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (also offers some graduate courses and continuing education programs with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1965. Setting: 159-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2973 per student. Total enrollment: 5,942. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 1,691 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 4,251 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 74% 25 or older, 0% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the University of Maine System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health, architectural studies, liberal arts, bachelor's degree programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay. Required for some: recommendations, interview, music audition. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/15. Notification: 9/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $5535 full-time. State resident tuition: $3690 full-time, $123 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8940 full-time, $298 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $705 full-time, $23.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Honors Program Student Association, Arts and Architecture Students of UMA, Student Nurse Association, Student-American Dental Hygiene Association, International Student Club. Major annual events: UMA Day, Jazz Week, Poetry Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. The Bennett D. Katz Library with 44,000 books, 560 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $572,682. 142 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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