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University of Maine is a public flagship educational institution established in 1865. Geographically located in Orono, Maine, U.S. the university holds an endowment of $252.3 million. Currently the university is functioning under the presidency of Susa J. Hunter with a motto “Guide”. Affiliated by University of Maine System APLU, University of Maine is also known as Black Bears which is nickname of its sports teams.

The college shelters 11,000 plus students and stands as the largest university in the state. University of Maine is the only educational firm in Maine which is classified as a research university (RU/H) by the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education.

As a role of the Morrill Act, passed by then President Lincoln, the University of Maine was founded in 1662 and was officially established in the year 1865 in the name Maine College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. When the college started its functioning in September 21, 1968, the college was renamed as University of Maine in 1897.

The university expanded its working horizon and by 1871, programs in Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Mechanic Engineering, and electives were made available in university’s curriculum. The Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment’s existence were sketched in 1887. The college went on challenging its own abilities and went on flourishing year after year. The university established the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Engineering and Science, and Arts and Sciences. The School of Education which functions under the management of the university was founded in 1930 and achieved the college status in the year 1958. The Scholl of Business Administration was established in 1958, and in 1965, the school gained college status. Erasing the traditional gender discrimination, the women were too allowed to take part in university’s curriculum since 1872. The university served its first master’s degree in 1881 and first doctor’s degree in 1960. Caroline Colvin was appointed chair of the history department which made her the first woman in America to lead any major university department. 1906 stands as a year when The Senior Skull Honor Society was established.

University of Maine is located in various places and is headquartered in Orono.

-University of Maine (main)

-University of Maine at Augusta

-University of Maine at Farmington

-University of Maine at Fort Kent

-University of Maine at Machias

-University of Maine at Presque Isle

-University of Southern Maine

University of Maine has sheltered Greek life from the year 1874. The Greeks still presence powerfully holding 950 students in the university. 11% plus undergraduates of the university are the part of Greek letter administrations.


·         Alpha Delta      

·         Alpha Gamma Rho      

·         Alpha Tau Omega      

·         Beta Theta Pi      

·         Delta Tau Delta      

·         Iota Nu Kappa      

·         Kappa Delta Phi      

·         Kappa Sigma      

·         Lambda Chi Alpha      

·         Phi Eta Kappa      

·         Phi Gamma Delta      

·         Phi Kappa Sigma      

·         Pi Kappa Alpha      

·         Sigma Alpha Epsilon  

·         Sigma Nu      

·         Sigma Phi Epsilon      

·         Tau Kappa Epsilon      

·         Theta Chi      


·         Alpha Omicron Pi   

·         Alpha Phi   

·         Chi Omega   

·         Delta Phi Epsilon   

·         Delta Zeta   

·         Kappa Delta Phi NAS   

·         Phi Mu   

·         Pi Beta Phi


The University of Maine is accredited by various associations. The university is accredited by New England Associations of Schools and Colleges. The prestigious associations like Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the American Chemical Society, the American Dietetic Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Society of American Foresters, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology have accredited the historical University if Maine.

The qualitative and effective education system of the university has attracted students belonging to various social, cultural, ethnical, geographical and religious backgrounds. The university believes that the quality education should be in reach of every one who wants to have it.

Distribution of students in the year 2013-2014 in the University of Maine.

·         8,619 Undergraduate students

·         563 Non-degree Undergraduate students

·         1,536 Graduate students

·         529 Non-degree Graduate students

·         8,987 Full-time students

·         2,260 Part-time students

·         8,722 In-State students

·         2,525 Out-of-State students

·         5,772 Female students

·         5,475 Male students

·         140 Asian students

·         192 Black students

·         149 Native American students

·         211 Hispanic students

·         8,706 White students

·         1,107 Unspecified ethnicity students

·         Students from 48 states of America and 65 foreign countries are sheltered by the prestigious University of Maine.

The college prepares wide range of programs and curriculum covering various fields. The programs are prepared in such a way that it meets the taste and preference of the students and the society which shelters them. The details of programs can be found in its official website.


University of Maine has sketched an irreplaceable space among the thousands of educational institution existing all around the world. The qualitative and effective education system of the college has not only attracted the students of the United States but also the students of countries all around the world. The students all around the world have trusted University of Maine as an effective means to guide them towards their destiny. University of Maine is the home of the students from various countries like Australia, England, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Spain, China etc. The determination and hard work of years have established this university among the best universities in the world. The university has defined excellence through its effort to serve effective education to its students.