University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469
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University of Maine is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Maine. The campus is located in a suburb, in Orono.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,240 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,299 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,724 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 58% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Maine's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,580, and fees were $2,322. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,960 and $2,322 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students11,240
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 1 9
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1929 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1050 to 1250
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$286/credit
In State Students$286/credit
Out of State Students$932/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$429/credit
In State Students$429/credit
Out of State Students$1,397/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,870 $12,870 $41,940
ADN 70 $20,020 $20,020 $65,240
BSN 125 $35,750 $35,750 $116,500
FNP 50 $21,450 $21,450 $69,850
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of University of Maine's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,126
Other Federal Grant 15% $2,278
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $1,763
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $6,674
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,661
Private Loans 17% $13,425


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,360
$30,001 to $48,000$13,462
$48,001 to $75,000$16,282
$75,001 to $110,000$19,074
Over $110,000$20,335

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
University of Maine
168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

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