The University of Maine is a vibrant community of engaged citizens thriving in the breathtaking beauty of Maine, on the land of the Penobscot Nation. We celebrate 11,500+ adventurous learners from 50 states and 70 countries who are exploring, creating, researching, and making discoveries about themselves and the world. Come join us!

We are UMaine

  • 18 Multicultural groups, 12 religious groups, 2 LGBTQ+ groups and a truly accepting community.
  • NCAA Division I Athletics. 
  • 3,478 miles of coastline
  • Unlimited student opportunities
  • Maine’s only research university
  • Unlimited meal plan first year
  • 542,629 acres of state and national parks
  • 15 ski resorts
  • 9,000 undergraduate students from 70 counties and all 50 states
  • First-year students can have a car on campus
  • 97% of first-year students live on campus
  • 11th safest campus in America out of all like institutions 

One University. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities. 

Flagship Orono Campus and Regional Machias Campus

The University of Maine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine at Machias is located in the Passamaquoddy homeland. In both locations, issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot and Passamaquoddy homelands are connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations – the Maliseet and Micmac – through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The university also recognizes that the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Nations, and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations, are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination. 

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Two Ways to Apply

  1. Common Application
  2. ApplyMaine Application

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Early Action deadline: Dec 1
Regular admissions deadline: March 1

Application deadlines:
Rolling admission

Financial Aid deadlines:
Oct. 1 | FAFSA available
March 1 | First-year FAFSA deadline
June 1 | Transfer FAFSA Deadline

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Student Services

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Maine Business School

  • 90% of business majors are employed or go to graduate school upon graduation
  • $4M student-managed portfolio 
  • In-house internship coordinator

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Full-time professional advising center
  • 4+1/3+3 double programs to earn your master’s in 5 years; master’s/accelerated program with Maine Law
  • 50 interdisciplinary minors within CLAS

Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture

  • $95.9M funds supporting research
  • 200+ faculty members
  • 26 majors


  • $78M New Engineering Education and Design Center
  • 99% job placement rate for engineering students within 6 months of graduation
  • 80% of students have a co-op or internship within the industry or conduct research with faculty

Education and Human Development

  • 700+ Hours in-the-classroom experiential learning
  • First-year field experience
  • #1 educator-producing school in Maine

Honors College

  • 1 honors thesis, working closely with faculty on a research or creative project
  • 8 to 14 average size of Honors classes, preceptorials and tutorials 
  • ONE of the nation’s longest-established Honors programs

About UMaine Machias

  • 650 students
  • 243 acres of campus
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 2 residence halls
  • 1st university of the U.S. to see the sun
  • Most affordable four-year University of Maine

Your future is UMaine.

We’re ready. Are you?

Division I Athletics and Recreation

  • NCAA Division I
  • Students attend all athletic events free with MaineCard
  • Typically recruited athletes
  • Contact coaches if interested in playing on a Division I team


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field


  • 30 club sports
  • 25 intramural sports
  • 15+ miles of trails on campus
  • Top 10 student recreation center in the country
  • #1 most outdoorsy school in the Northeast
  • Infinite recreation opportunities 

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Flexible AP and college credit policy, 500+ transfers per year.


Campus tours, open houses, Accepted Student Day.


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