Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150.

Maine applicants who opt for waitlist status will be notified whether they’re accepted by May 6; if they do not gain admittance, they will be guaranteed admission to other designated University of Maine system universities.

Media reporting the story included the Portland Press Herald, The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal,  WCSH6Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, WVII (Channel 7) and Mainebiz.