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University of Maine at Machias: Narrative Description


9 O'Brien Ave.
Machias, ME 04654-1321
Tel: (207)255-1200; 888-GOTOUMM
Fax: (207)255-1363
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Maine System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 42-acre rural campus. Endowment: $721,736. Research spending 2003-04: $268,937. Educational spending 2003-04: $5160 per student. Total enrollment: 1,191. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 355 applied, 85% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 508 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 683 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 27% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/15, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3960 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5940 full-time, $344 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $555 full-time, $17.50 per credit hour part-time, $45. College room and board: $5408. College room only: $2722. $5,940 per year for New England regional and Canadian students.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, 100% Society, International Club, MRPASS, Softball Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Winter Carnival, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, night security guard until 3:00 a.m., day security 8-5 p.m. 353 college housing spaces available; 309 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Merrill Library plus 1 other with 82,664 books, 4,750 microform titles, 316 serials, 3,647 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $269,894. 185 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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