Points of Pride

  • The University of Maine has achieved national and international distinction in a number of signature academic areas including forestry and the environment, marine Sciences, engineering, advanced materials for infrastructure and energy, climate change, and STEM education.
  • The University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute is a leading cold-water aquaculture research center in the United States and works closely with the aquaculture industry in Maine, which has the largest marine aquaculture industry sector in the country, by farm gate value.
  • The Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine is a world leader in the design and manufacture of composites structures and has engineered structures for NASA, the U.S. Army Corps, and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The University of Maine is one of eight America East public institutions. All eight are in the top 100 of the Top Public Schools list from U.S. News & World Report 2020 College Rankings, Maine sits at no. 100.
  • The AASHE's (Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Sustainable Campus Index has Maine listed as a top 10 performer in their Grounds category. Maine is also listed as a Silver Rated STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System) Institution.

Quick Facts

  • Orono, ME
  • Public
  • 1865
  • University of Maine System
  • 9,365 undergraduate students; 2,039 graduate students
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy
  • Faye Gilbert
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 1979 (charter member)