Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Orono - Home of the University of Maine

The main campus of the University of Maine is located in Orono, only 8 miles from Bangor and 140 miles north of Portland. There are 11,250 students enrolled. (That's 3 times the size of my hometown.) Tuition for Maine residents is $9152 a year.

The university has 88 bachelor's degree programs, 64 master's degree programs, and 24 doctoral programs.

UMaine is known for it's excellent engineering programs. It has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in forestry, environmental sciences, computer science, resource economics, business, social work, psychology, journalism, plus a full range of liberal arts, fine arts, and social sciences areas of study.

Besides the University of Maine at Orono, there are 6 other campuses in the University of Maine System. These campuses are spread throughout the state to offer more convenience to Mainers wanting to attend higher education.

Interesting facts about the University of Maine:
  • It was officially founded in 1865.
  • Stephen King graduated from UMaine in 1970, with a B.A. in English.
  • There are more than 200 student organizations.
  • The Maine Black Bears are the athletic teams which represent UMaine.
According to, the top 5 degree programs completed at UMaine are:
  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing
  4. Elementary Education
  5. Teacher Education and Professional Development


MiLeTTe said...

thats informative.

here's my HOT! thanks for stopping by.

Tammy said...

I've been to Bangor before. Love the shopping there!

forgetfulone said...

The campus looks beautiful! Great post for HoT!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...that is nice university.. i think i can study and study well :D

Visit me in here Thanks

smarmoofus said...

That seems very affordable (for residents). And a lovely campus. But how are the winters? *grin*

Happy HoT!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm finding out that this week's prompt, "O", is turning out to be quite interesting in all facets. This post about the university is amazing!

Fabulous photos too.

bevies-place said...

When I hear the name Bangor, I always think of the song 'The Day we went to Bangor'. Have you heard of it?

Anywho, very informative post. That university looks peaceful and tranquil.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting my HoT: Age is just a number.


Linda said...

Beautiful campus. The first thing I think of about Maine is Murder She Wrote.

onangelwings said...

Looks like a wonderful place to live.

Shannon H. said...

Very informative and awesome photos.

cj said...

Great post and what a pretty campus. UMaine has played hockey against my university, btw, but it was during that season that doesn't bear talking about.


maggies mind said...

Awesome HoT, and such a beautiful campus!

Karen said...

It looks like a pretty area.

storyteller said...

Great ‘take’ on this week’s HoTs theme! I always enjoy learning things I don’t know and your post was most informative. Thanks for dropping by mine at Small Reflections. Sorry to be late in getting here, but life’s been CRAZY the last few days. I’m doing what I can to catch up this afternoon.
Hugs and blessings,

Shadow said...

and so we learn something every day. it sure is beautiful in that part of the world...