Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is Maine’s land grant, sea grant, and space grant University, with a regional campus in Machias. As Maine's Flagship University, offering the most comprehensive academic experience in the state, UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. At UMaine and UMaine Machias, we help students create success stories with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Admission to the University of Maine and our regional campus in Machias is competitive. The admission selection process looks at the strength of the high school curriculum, grades received and grade point average to identify potential for academic success. Additional information such as essays, counselor recommendations and community involvement may help the admissions committee evaluate student applications. UMaine recognizes advanced work completed in secondary schools through Advanced Placement tests, honors, or higher education courses. Students who pass examinations may be exempt from certain courses at UMaine. All completed applications are reviewed for merit scholarships.


The University of Maine and our regional campus in Machias welcome transfer students and the value they bring to our educational communities. Admission is competitive and transfers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best course selection. A completed transfer application includes official transcripts for all completed college coursework and an official final high school transcript or GED or HiSET results. UMaine has a generous AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credit policy to allow transfer students to make maximum use of their prior educational work. Transfer merit scholarships are available based on prior academic achievement. Students wishing to live on campus can select a transfer living and learning community if they would like to live with other transfer students. For information about the transfer admission process or to set up a phone appointment with a transfer admission counselor please visit the UMaine or UMaine Machias Transfer Admission webpage. We look forward to working with you to support your transfer process to UMaine or our regional campus in Machias.

Additional Information

Your completed admissions application will be reviewed for merit scholarships. For more information about the admission and scholarship processes, please visit the admissions webpage for the main campus in Orono, at and for the regional campus in Machias, visit our webpage at

Visit us

There’s no better way to find out why UMaine is the college for you than to experience it in person. We encourage you to visit our main campus in Orono or our regional campus in Machias often. We offer a variety of tours and events throughout the year for you to experience our many greenspaces, state-of-the-art facilities and student life. Campus Tours are a great way to see our campuses or learn more about specific programs. To schedule a visit to our main campus in Orono or learn about upcoming events in Orono, go to To schedule a visit or learn about campus events at our regional campus in Machias, go to We look forward to seeing you on both of our campuses soon!

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Admissions office

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School location

Office of Admission, 5713 Chadbourne Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5713, United States of America

Phone number

(207) 581-1561


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