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University of Maine

The University of Maine advances learning and discovery through excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate academic programs while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Journalism & Media (3)



Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land and Sea Grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. This vibrant and dynamic university serves the residents of Maine, the nation, and the world through our acclaimed programs in teaching, research, and outreach. 


Inspiring and dedicated teaching propels students into new fields of learning and promotes interdisciplinary understanding. Our educational goals are to help students develop their creative abilities, communication, and critical thinking skills, and understanding of traditions in ethics and rationality within the arts, sciences, and professions. 


  • 16 Research Centers and Institutes.
  • 13 Signature and Emerging areas of excellence.


The Career Center engages and educates students in their career development process. This mission is a collaborative effort between our staff, students, faculty, employers, and alumni.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 -100
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Housing services

Living on campus maximizes students’ opportunities for social, cultural and extracurricular involvement and is positively linked to students’ persistence toward attaining a degree. The University of Maine believes that residence hall living is an educational opportunity that all new students should experience. Living on campus is not required for a new admitted first-year student under any of the following criteria: (1) aged 21 or older; (2) a veteran or transfer student; (3) living with a parent or legal guardian within easy commuting distance (35 miles); (4) exceptional circumstances that do not permit them to meet the requirement. 

Library services

Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine is the largest research library in Maine, with a 150-year history supporting the faculty, students, and staff of the University as well as residents of the State of Maine.The current collection includes approximately 3.6 million print volumes, including government documents, as well as 1.6 million microforms.

ICT services

Using your own wireless router actually degrades the performance of the University’s wireless network called “tempest”:

  • Tempest is most reliable when interference is minimized so no other “rogue” access points (use of personal wireless routers) is essential
  • Unmanaged wireless routers compete for available radio spectrum
  • It is against University policy to deploy your own wireless router

Medical services

The University of Maine requires the submission of official immunization records prior to enrollment.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Athletics are kind of a big deal at the University of Maine.  And by “kind of a big deal,” what we’re really saying is it’s perfectly normal to scream your face off while watching hockey with 5,000 of your closest friends at Alfond Arena.  Our 17 Division I varsity teams draw crowds of Black Bear fans to our games. 

Student clubs

Student engagement is an integral part of the college experience here at The University of Maine.  With 200+ student organizations, students have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills in a fun and safe environment.  Whether it’s on campus or in our community, our students make a profound impact every day.  Join a student organization today! 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As a new student, I look forward to learning new things and improving greatly.

Orono, Maine, United States

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