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University of Maine at Presque Isle: Narrative Description


181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769-2888
Tel: (207)768-9400
Admissions: (207)768-9536
Fax: (207)768-9608
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Maine System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 150-acre small town campus. Endowment: $775,287. Research spending 2003-04: $7820. Total enrollment: 1,652. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 542 applied, 87% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 1,156 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 496 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 4 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 31% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Tri-Campus Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 10/31 for early action. Notification: continuous, 4/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3960 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9900 full-time, $330 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5114. College room only: $2920. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, OAPI-Outdoor Adventure Program International, Student Activities Board, Student Organization of Social Work, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Winter Blast, Spring Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, crime prevention programs, lighted pathways. College housing designed to accommodate 361 students; 368 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. UMPI Library with 455,372 books, 440,453 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 1,281 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $447,582. 82 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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