UMaine's Mall in fall

About UMaine

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land and sea grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission. UMaine students come from every county in Maine, more than 49 other states and 62 countries. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. Opportunity for all members of the University of Maine community and its constituents is a cornerstone of our mission.

The University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories — with a wide variety of programs and opportunities — and we do so with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

We want you to visit our campus, explore our website and discover UMaine’s unique opportunities.

UMaine students walking on campus


Stevens Hall

Learn about UMaine’s mission of teaching, research and scholarship, and community engagement as the state’s land and sea grant university.


Team Maine

UMaine’s scholarships and financial aid packages reaffirm our commitment to make higher education affordable for Maine students, and to bring the best and the brightest students to the state.


Students sitting on the mall surronded by fall leavesUMaine is located on Marsh Island between the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers in Orono, and is approximately 5 miles from Bangor. Maine is home to some of the country’s most spectacular destinations, including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Katahdin.


UMaine leadership