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University of Maine--Augusta is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,990, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 159 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,448 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,688 (2013-14).
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Unique Qualities of UMA
University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is a state university providing baccalaureate and select associate degrees to meet the educational, economic and cultural needs of Central Maine. With its rich array of professional programs, UMA attracts a unique mix of recent high school graduates and adults returning to the classroom. Operating campuses in Maine's capital and in Bangor and at centers and sites around the state, UMA is a community where everyone feels welcome and supported, and all are enriched by the interaction between young and older students. We're friendly in our approach, serious about what we do, and fundamentally committed to serving the communities around us and the community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni that makes us a truly special place. A commuter institution, UMA is a great choice for students who wish or need to attend college without uprooting their lives. With its campuses in Augusta and Bangor and learning centers across the state, a UMA classroom is never far from anyone, and students can even take online courses right from their home. UMA specializes in professional programs designed for students interested in launching a new career or in enhancing their marketability in their current field. Our excellent Architecture program is the only one offered by a public higher education institution in northern New England, while our Jazz and Contemporary Music Program has been hailed by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best in the nation. Other top UMA programs include Business, Computer Information Systems, Nursing, Biology, Dental Hygiene, Liberal Studies, English, Public Administration, Veterinary Technology, Justice Studies, Information and Library Sciences, and Mental Health and Human Services. In all, UMA offers 32 degree programs. Some students enroll at UMA knowing exactly what they want to do and others need time to explore their options. UMA allows for both and also welcomes full time and part time students of every age. No matter whom you are, at UMA you will be taught by professors who combine the highest academic credentials with the real-world experience to superbly prepare you for starting a career. UMA professors, as well as our staff, also work hard to give every student the attention they need. We recognize every student is different, and that some thrive in the classroom while others struggle. From our world class faculty to our academic advisors and tutors, our supportive and caring staff is always ready to help. As a university, UMA also offers plenty to do outside of the classroom. Our beautiful Student Center is the hub for student activities, including the Student Government Association and our renowned Honors Program. Nearby in our state-of the-art Photo Lab, our popular Photography Club meets. If you're not interested in any of those activities or the others offered on campus, you can start your own. There are also weekend trips to Boston or New York or rafting trips in the Maine wilderness. There are concerts, movies and speakers, a fitness center, and basketball, soccer, cross-country, and golf teams to cheer on or try out for. Finally, you will discover that UMA offers a university education at a terrific value. UMA's tuition is thousands of dollars less than most places. Plus, we'll work with you to put together a financial aid package that can make UMA your path to a great future. To find out more, go to www.uma.edu or give us a call at 1-877-UMA-1234.
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When applying to University of Maine--Augusta, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at University of Maine--Augusta is $40. It has an an acceptance rate of 93.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||93.4%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Maine--Augusta is 18:1, and the school has 69.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Augusta include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Library Science; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||4%|
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University of Maine--Augusta has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,990, with a gender distribution of 28.3 percent male students and 71.7 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
University of Maine--Augusta offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. University of Maine--Augusta also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at University of Maine--Augusta, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Maine--Augusta.
|Students who have cars on campus||100%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Maine--Augusta, 84.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,091.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,448 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,688 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data