University of Maine-Orono


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University of Maine-Orono

In-state Tuition

$7,464 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$18,414 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


William S. Cohen Center; Darling Center Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,326,490 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 5,438 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,373,258 microforms.
  • 27,908 Audio/Visual items.
  • 30 e-books.

Museums & Art

Planetarium; anthropology museum; woodland preserve; botanical gardens; arts center; observatory; environmental research facility; hall for performing arts majors; Canadian-American Center; Franco-American Center; digital media lab; art museum; farm museum; marine lab; climbing wall; aquatic production facility; woods composites building; advanced manufacturing center; Laboratory for Advanced Surface Science and Technology (LASST)



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 35 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 6,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 43% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 19 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 58% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Maine Day; Bumstock; Winter Carnival; Spring Fling Week; Diversity Week
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 234 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: 20th Maine Honor Society, All Maine Women, Alpha Delta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Zeta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Golden Key Honor Society, Interfraternity Council, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of Omega, Organization of Honor Students, Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Tau Sigma, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Scabbard and Blade, Senior Skull Honor Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Phi Alpha, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) B’Nai Brith Hillel, Campus Crusade for Christ, Hindu Prayers, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Pagan Campus Organization (PaCO), The Catholic Community, The Wilson Protestant Center, UMaine Muslim Student Group, UMaine Pentecostal Student Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Association, African Student Association, Black Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, International Students Association, Wabinaki Center, Franco-American Center
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Choral Directors Association, American Congress On Survey & Mapping, American Indians At UMaine, Animation Club, Anthropology Club, Army R. O. T. C. Ranger Challenge Team, Association Of Graduate Students, Athletes For Sexual Responsibility, Bananovision, Baseball Sports Club, Biological Engineering Students, Biology Club, Black Bear Mountain Bikers, Black Bear Volunteers, Black Student Union, Blade Society (The UMaine), Broadway Players, Campus Activities Board, Campus Democrats/ Campus Republicans, Campus Walking Companions, Celtic Studies Student Association, Chess Club, Cinefy Society, Circle K, Compassionate Living, Cricket Club, Cycling Club, Dance Club, Dressage Club, Equestrian Team, Flying Club, Food Science Club, French Club, Gamer’s Guild, Geological Society, Golf Club, Green Party, Gut Reaction Paintball, Hacky Sack Sports Club, Health Professions Club, High Angle Rescue Team, Hip Hop Dance Club, International Affairs Association, Italian Language Club, Japanese Student Association, Lacrosse (Men’s/Women’s), Landscape Horticulture Club, Law & Society Club, Let’s Volunteer Alternative Spring Break; Lifelines, Maine Animal Club, Maine Masque, Maine Outing Club, Maine Peace Action Committee, Maine Steiners, Maine Tractor Club, Mathematics And Science Future Teachers Club, Mountain Bike Club, National Association For Interpretation, National Society Of Collegiate Scholars, New Media Society, Nordic Ski Club (XCountry), Off Campus Board (OCB), Student Nurses Association , Panhellenic Council, Pagan Campus Organization, Peer Educator Program, Public Relations Council, Renaissance (A Cappella), Residents On Campus, Resource Economics And Policy Club, Roller Hockey Club, Rugby (Men’s/Women’s), Scabbard And Blade, Scuba Diving Club, Senior Skulls (Honor Society), Shotokan Karate Club, Smart Sports Club, Solar Vehicle Team, South Asian Association Of Maine, Spanish Language Club, Student Alumni Association, Student Art League, Student Athletic Advisory Board, Student Chapter Of The Wildlife Society, Student Education Association Of Maine, Student Entertainment & Activities, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Student Health Advisory Committee, Student Heritage Alliance Center, Student Portfolio Investment Fund (Spiffy), Student Women’s Association, Students With Children, Sustainable Agriculture Interest Group, Support For Science Students (S-Cubed), Swing Dance Club, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis Club, Ultimate Frisbee Team, UMadcows (UM Agr Dairy Cooperative), University Of Maine Student Government Inc, University Recreation Club, University Singers, University Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Upward Bound Alumni Association, Video Club, Volleyball (Men’s/Women’s), Water Polo, Wilde-Stein Alliance For Sexual Diversity, WMEB (Student Radio Station), Woodsmen Team;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Maine Campus/published twice a week


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Bangor (12), Bangor (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Portland (132)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Orono (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 62% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,550
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 3 fraternity houses
  • There are 1 sororities
  • 1 sorority houses


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Maine Maritime Academy)
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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