University of Maine--Machias

2014 Quick Stats
116 O'Brien Avenue

Machias, ME 04654

Phone: (207) 255-1200
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Liberal Arts Colleges

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University of Maine--Machias is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 925, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Maine--Machias's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,480 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,300 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Through our Environmental Liberal Arts core, distinctive baccalaureate programs, and student-centered community, the University of Maine at Machias creates enriching educational opportunities that prepare graduates for professional success and lifelong engagement with the world. UMM embodies an active community of diverse learners who share a commitment to exploration, leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary problem solving. Inspired by our unique coastal location, UMM's creative energy, applied research, and community engagement enhance the social, cultural, economic, and natural environments of the State of Maine.

The University of Maine at Machias is a member of the University of Maine System.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1909
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $1,546,000


When applying to University of Maine--Machias, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15, and the early action deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Maine--Machias is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.6%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Maine--Machias is 13:1, and the school has 72.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Machias include: Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Community Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 17%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 17%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 15%
Community Psychology 12%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 9%

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Student Life

University of Maine--Machias has a total undergraduate enrollment of 925, with a gender distribution of 28.6 percent male students and 71.4 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 925
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

University of Maine--Machias offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Maine--Machias also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Maine--Machias, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Maine--Machias.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,480 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,300 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,900 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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