Why study at UMaine?
- The campus is situated on an island - Marsh Island, between the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers.
- The university has good green credentials - recycling programs, green-certified buildings and free shuttle bus service.
- Maine is home to some of the country’s most spectacular destinations, including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Katahdin.
Location: Orono, Maine, USA
City Population: 10,400
University Population: 10,900
Climate: Maine experiences a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers. Winters are cold and snowy throughout the state, and are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine.
The University of Maine offers the extensive academic opportunities you'd expect from a major research university with the close-knit feel of a small college. As Maine's flagship university, UMaine offers the state's most comprehensive academic experience. All majors benefit from a firm foundation in the liberal arts.
UMaine has five colleges - the College of Education and Human Development; the College of Engineering; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture; the Honors College - and the Maine Business School.
In addition to state-of-the art research and classroom facilities, the University of Maine is the region's cultural hub, home to the Collins Center for the Arts and several museums and galleries. The New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center is a campus hot spot, as is Fogler Library, the state's largest library.
Students can get involved in more than 200 clubs and organisations, 18 fraternities or seven sororities, Student Government, community service groups, intramural sports and more. UMaine is the state's only Division I school, and athletic events - especially hockey -- are a big part of student life.
There are 15 miles of walking, biking and cross-country skiing trails on campus. Some of the best skiing in the East is located within an easy driving distance of campus, as are Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
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