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University of Maine: Narrative Description


Orono, ME 04469
Tel: (207)581-1110; 877-486-2364
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Maine System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1865. Setting: 3,300-acre small town campus. Endowment: $148.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $51.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9938 per student. Total enrollment: 11,358. Faculty: 740 (503 full-time, 237 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 5,622 applied, 79% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians, 304 student government officers. Full-time: 7,467 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,618 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 47 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 21% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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 at Bangor Theological Seminary, other institutions of the University of Maine System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 12/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5040 full-time, $168 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,370 full-time, $479 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1288 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6412. College room only: $3238. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 234 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Volunteers in Community Efforts/VOICE, Circle K, Campus Crusade for Christ, Outing Club, Wilde Stein. Major annual events: Maine Day, Bumstock, Student Organizations Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,643 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Fogler Library plus 2 others with 1 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 13,041 serials, 26,647 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $7.2 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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