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 67 countries. UMaine offers 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs, 85 master’s degree programs, and 35 doctoral programs. 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.

“Our world-class faculty are leading scholars and researchers in their fields, helping address issues globally and locally. UMaine’s commitment to public service ignites passion in students, and puts research to work in communities statewide and across the globe.” President Susan J. Hunter


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


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.


UMaine 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