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The University of Maine

Address: 168 College Ave, Orono, ME 04469, United States

Description The University of Maine

  • Established: 1865
  • Location: Orono , Maine, USA
  • Age: 17+
  • Number of students: 11,500
  • Type of training: joint
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Language of instruction: English .

The University of Maine has come a long way from an agricultural university to the state's flagship university. Today it offers hundreds of academic programs and the best conditions for students who receive the highest expert reviews. The direction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is one of the strongest in the university: fundamental research in these areas allowed him to enter the prestigious “Classification of Carnegie Endowment for Higher Education”, which includes only universities with research activities of vital importance.

The University of Maine is a state research university with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The institution was founded as an academy of architecture and mechanical arts in 1865: in those days, only 21 students studied there, and today 11,500 students consider it their second home, which makes the university the largest in the state. But not only the size of the university made it leading in the region - students and faculties make a great contribution to the development of science of local, national and international importance.

The high level of education at the university is the result of many years of work, careful selection of the teaching staff and the introduction of innovative technologies. All this allows the university to keep up to date and offer relevant practical courses that provide career prospects and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The university offers a unique opportunity to study rare areas: clinical, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, biomedicine and many others. The university offers more than 100 programs in the following faculties:

  • Pedagogical
  • Engineering
  • College of Art and Humanities
  • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Business School
  • Magistracy department
  • Honors college (college for students with the highest academic performance).

Research includes areas such as the development of renewable energy sources, and by 2040 the university plans to create carbon-free technologies.

The university sees as its main goal the creation of educational conditions for students of any opportunity, race and age. The school has various services, the main purpose of which is to make student learning comfortable and gain career prospects. International recognition and the quality of education attracts foreign students - representatives of 62 nationalities study here.

The university graduated more than one hundred thousand specialists who have become successful in various fields: sports, politics, science, art. Famous graduates:

  • Bernard Laun - Nobel Laureate, inventor of the defibrillator
  • John Baldachi - Governor of Maine
  • Lawrence Bender is the producer of films such as Good Will Hunting and Pulp Fiction.
  • Will Bonsall - American writer
  • Donald DePoy - musician
  • Beef Eliot - actor and sports TV reporter
  • Ben Chipman - State Representative from Portland
  • Linda Smith Dyer, ml. - lawyer, lobbyist
  • Tom Savielo - Senator from Maine
  • Robert Slokam - biologist
  • Niko Dimitrakos is a professional hockey player.

University accreditation:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technolog
  • American chemical society
  • American diet diet association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computing Sciences Accreditation Board
  • Council on Social Work Education.

The educational institution has repeatedly been included in national and international ratings:

  • Top 50 most greened colleges according to The Princeton Review
  • TOP 50 Best MBA Programs According to US News & World Report
  • 202 place in the national ranking 2020 Best National University Rankings
  • 186 place in the Top Performers on Social Mobility ranking
  • 100 place in Top Public Schools
  • 134th place in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The University of Maine

Program name
from 29 310 $ / semester

Certificate courses

  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

Certificate courses are designed for professionals and are practical, because they are suitable for students who want to replenish their portfolios with foreign projects, gain experience in an English-speaking environment and establish professional contacts. Popular destinations:

  • Audio and Media Production
  • Writer Skill
  • Primary and secondary education
  • HR
  • Mental health recovery
  • Psychology for high school teachers.

Maine bridge program

  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1-3 semesters.

The course is designed for students with insufficient English proficiency. An intensive language program will allow you to master the language skills and confidently pass the language exam.

from 29 310 $ / semester


  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

The University of Maine offers a variety of undergraduate courses lasting 3-4 years, as well as the opportunity to choose a 4 + 1 path, in which undergraduate students in the last year study a master's program and thus, after graduation, they receive a bachelor's and master's degree. The most popular university programs:

  1. Faculty of Engineering:
  • Biomedical and chemical engineering
  • Civil
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer engineering.
  1. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture:
  • Biochemistry
  • Veterinary science
  • Economy
  • Food production
  • Forestry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Tourism
  • Zoology
  • Marine science.
  1. Humanities and art:
  • Art history
  • Communications
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Journalism.
  1. Pedagogy and Health:
  • Physical education and kinesiology
  • Teacher Education.
from 29 310 $ / semester


  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

Popular destinations:

  • Veterinary science
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art history
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
  • Biological engineering
  • Biological sciences
  • Biomedicine.
from 29 310 $ / semester


  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The business school of the university is recognized as one of the best in the States, and the faculty of business and economics is one of the strongest.

from 29 310 $ / semester

Doctoral studies

  • Age: 22+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3 + .years.

Doctoral degrees can be obtained at most departments of the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can stay in a residence on the campus of the university or choose the option of living outside it - in student dormitories, apartments and hotels.

  1. Living in a residence on campus is the most convenient option: within walking distance are educational buildings, libraries, students get access to sports infrastructure. The hostel staff provides assistance 24 hours a day. The university recommends booking a room on a campus residence as early as possible.

Accommodation and prices:

type of number

Academic Year Price

Price per semester

2-bed room

5670 $

$ 2835

Single, standard

$ 7,736

3868 $

Single Economy

6668 $

$ 3334

2-bed room, two rooms

6348 $

3174 $

Single Suite

$ 8052

4026 $

2-bed room for 1 person

$ 8504

4252 $

Students who live on campus residences eat in four spacious dining rooms and two cafes that are located on campus. A balanced menu of fresh farm products is formed for them: dishes of European and American cuisine. In the cafe you can always meet with friends and discuss the latest faculty news with a cup of latte and a light lunch. Students can choose a meal plan or eat on their own:

Nutrition plan

Number of meals per semester

Price per year

Price per semester

Full package


5302 $ -6102 $

2561 $ -3061 $



5072 $

2536 $

The price may include:

  • Internet access
  • Electricity
  • Laundry
  • mail
  • Recreation areas
  • Transport.

Events The University of Maine

  • Student magazine
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Acting
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Over 200 student communities of interest.


  • Exchange programs. Students participate in exchange programs and spend a semester in one of 30 partner universities in 15 countries
  • The ability to work on state farm facilities in your free time, as a volunteer or for a fee
  • Greened campus: it is recognized as one of the best in the States, famous architects took part in its development
  • Strong teachers: most teachers have a doctorate
  • Unique Marsh Island Location
  • Good learning conditions (developed infrastructure, the number of students per teacher is 16 to 1, a favorable environment)
  • More than 100 programs for bachelors and masters
  • Powerful Research Center
  • Strong areas: biomedicine, psychology, engineering, physics, ecology, forestry, neuropsychology and others
  • Developed student infrastructure (cafe, more than 200 communities of interest, a large center for outdoor activities and sports).

Equipment The University of Maine

The university campus is located on the island of Marsh Island, washed by the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers. The university is located in the small town of Orono, which has 9,500 residents. The Canadian border is located 100 miles from the city and 60 miles from the Atlantic coast. The nearest major city is picturesque Portland.

The university campus is a work of the famous landscape architect Frederick Olmstead Law, whose projects include New York Central Park and the White House lands in Washington. In 2003, a magnificent arboretum spread on the territory of the university - the University of Maine is considered one of the most landscaped and ecological according to The Princeton Review.

On the territory of the university there are 37 academic buildings and 30 administrative, 18 buildings of the residence, 18 laboratories, 10 sports arenas, 5 museums and an ultramodern center of health and active recreation, spread over 8100 sq.m territory.

University equipment:

  • Educational buildings
  • Modern audiences
  • Scientific laboratories
  • Recreation center (treadmills, stadiums, sauna, gym and cardio room)
  • Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Ski arena
  • Museum of Art
  • Theater
  • Media Center
  • Forest and gardens on campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Academic Calendar:

Fall semester

Spring semester

08.25 Arrival on campus

12.01 Arrival on campus

August 26-28.08 Mandatory attendance at the university

13.01-15.01 Mandatory attendance at the university

08/31 The first day of classes

01.01 First day of classes

08/31/18/12 Duration of the semester

19.01-7.05 Duration of the semester

Students expenses:

Expense item



Mandatory Contributions

2438 $

$ 1473


5618 $

6648 $


5448 $

1550 $

Personal expenses

$ 1000

1350 $

Educational materials

$ 1000

600 $


$ 2845

$ 2845

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Language requirement. All students confirm a sufficient level of English proficiency:
  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL 79 iBT ( TOEFL can be passed at the university).
  • Applicants with insufficient English, but with high marks in the certificate, can be enrolled subject to an intensive language program from the university.
  1. Collection of documents. It is necessary to collect documents and submit an online application:
  • Filling out an application on the official website of the university
  • Translation of education documents and transcript grades. All documents must be notarized
  • Filling out a financial statement.
  1. Deadline Compliance:
  • Application deadlines for admission in the fall semester to 1.02
  • To enter the spring semester (from January 1), you must submit an application 1.11.
  • Applicants who do not have time to meet the deadline are considered subject to availability.

Scholarships The University of Maine

The university provides financial support to bachelors. If documents for admission were submitted in compliance with deadlines (up to 1.02 and up to 1.11), students are automatically considered for scholarships from the university. Material assistance options for foreigners:

  • $ 15,000 Presidential Scholarship per year awarded to a small number of students with outstanding academic results
  • International Flagship Scholarship ($ 10,000 per year) for foreigners is considered for 1 year of study
  • International Dean's Scholarship ($ 5,000 per year) for first-year international students
  • $ 12,000 Maine Global Partner Scholarship Awarded for Graduate Students
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship ($ 4,000 per year) is awarded to participants in the Bridge Program
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship ($ 2,000 per year) for foreigners admitted to the Intensive English Institute.

Scholarships for undergraduates:

  • Karen Boucias International Scholarship Fund - the university fund grants scholarships for excellent academic performance
  • School of Forest Resources Scholarships. The fund awards scholarships to those in need ranging from $ 350 to $ 7,000 per year
  • The UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation offers scholarships to students of the Faculty of Engineering and Forestry.

Students receive scholarships:

  • Top 15 students in the class
  • Having achievements in the scientific field or in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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