Located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, the University of Maine presents a strong traditional education at an affordable price. UMaine is one of New England's premier universities.
The university has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students making it the largest university in the state. It is the only institution in Maine classified as a research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
With the help of world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; a friendly, safe atmosphere; and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation, the University of Maine supports students in achieving success.
UMaine offers 88 bachelor's degree programs, 64 master's degree programs, and 25 doctoral programs. University’s library is ranked among the top in the country, we have one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Honors College programs, and our students enjoy hands-on research, even at the undergraduate level.
The University of Maine offers Distance and Online Education. Courses in many disciplines are delivered through a range of technologies and formats including interactive television, compressed video, internet, intranet, video streaming technologies and combinations of these systems.
Distance Education pleases the needs of a diverse student population as near as the University of Maine and as far as the most remote international location. Distance and Online programs offer maximum flexibility, allowing students to plan courses around their demanding schedules. Technology brings previously inaccessible courses to many more students, facilitating degree completion for some and opening new learning pathways for others.
At UMaine, as our student, you are enabled to various federal, state and university aid programs which help you to finance your education. Our Office of Student Financial Aid award and process financial aid for University of Maine students and advise students and their families, the campus community, and the general public on issues related to financial aid.