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University of Maine--Machias is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 863, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,480 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,300 (2011-12).
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The mission of the University of Maine at Machias is closely linked to its unique location on the rugged Atlantic Ocean coast, among forests, glacial lakes, and abundant aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. This Downeast location, with its rich human and natural resources, provides a unique living and learning environment for our students.
Through its liberal arts core and distinctive baccalaureate programs, the University prepares students for life-long intellectual growth, individual success, leadership in a global society, and the advancement of a sustainable environment.
The University's applied research and public services contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and economic development in Downeast Maine. The University of Maine at Machias collaborates with each of the other campuses in the University of Maine System to fulfill the needs of public higher education in the State of Maine.
|School type||public, coed college|
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 78.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||78.5%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Maine--Machias is 13:1, and the school has 79.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Machias include: Behavioral Sciences; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; General Studies; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; and Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.2 percent.
University of Maine--Machias has a total undergraduate enrollment of 863, with a gender distribution of 28.0 percent male students and 72.0 percent female students. At this school, 43.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56.8 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,480 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,300 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,648 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data