About Us - University of Maine
Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is the land-grant university of the state of Maine and shares sea grant college status with the University of New Hampshire. Located on an 1,100 acre campus in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River and is nine miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. To learn more about Maine, you could view the Visit Maine! or the State of Maine homepages.
The campus is the largest in the state-wide University of Maine System, and the Orono campus is a dynamic and cultural diverse environment offering much for everyone.
Enjoying a classic New England setting, the campus offers easy access to Maine’s natural wonders. We help students create success stories—with a wide variety of programs and opportunities—and we do so with world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, a friendly, safe atmosphere and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.
The University of Maine has easy access to regional urban settings of Boston, Montreal and Quebec, as well as direct flights to New York City. The Graduate student body numbers over 2300 and last year over 500 students from 70 foreign countries, as well as students from most American states studied here. Culturally, the University of Maine should appeal to every taste. Guest speakers provide insight into current cultural, political, social, and scientific thought. Special programs in the arts abound, including theatre productions, musical offerings, and art exhibits. Intercollegiate athletic events occur throughout the academic year.