University of Maine Top Questions

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Jamie

The Univeristy of Maine has a great Marine Science program. They offer semester by the sea, where students can stay at the Darling Marine Center for the semester. This building is right near the water, making it possible for students to obtain hands on work during classes. It gives the students the chance to do field work and study aspects of marine diversity. The semester by the sea program offers many classes that are important for the marine science degree. It will provide me with a good experience that will be useful in for my career in the future.

Shelby

What's unique about the University of Maine compared to other schools I considered and attended is that people, faculty and students alike, are usually so friendly. Campus always feels inviting and safe, it's just big enough so I don't always know everyone but small enough so that I always know at least one friendly face in the room from another class or a club I'm involved in.

Emily

This school is more ecofriendly, diverse, relatable, comforting, entertaining, and educational in all that they offer. Other schools that I concidered were not at open or active in academics and activities that interested me. There is just something about the University of Maine in Orono that is hard to describe. It stands true to the Maine motto, "Stay for a visit, stay for a lifetime".

Jeffrey

It is a state school with a big population. We do not get the students who are very serious about their education and we have weeded out the people not interested in furthuring thier education. As a result we have a collection of young people who are all looking to make themselves better, wherever that might be in their life.

Kara-Beth

I recommend it to anyone who comes from a small town who wants a big school but can still make so many connections and still have a small town atmosphere.

Lauren

Its not what it seems like on the outside...you just have to come visit.

Semi

I fell in love with Regis when i first took a tour of the campus. The beautiful campus campus surrounded by forests and wide grassy fields made it an exceptional choice. Reading about the history of Regis college and learning about the Sisters of Saint Joseph validated my choice even more because it showed me the incredible history of the college and how it has transformed through time. There is a tower at the college which was used as a radar detector in WW2 and everything in the college is a window to the history and the past.

Rylee

Why I wanted to go to this school compared to others was because my parents and grandparents went here. I was also able to join the varsity Track and Field team. There were no special characteristics of the school that attraceted me to it.

Derek

You're in a Great Place, everyone's Friendly, there's more than enough to keep your busy!

Cassie

It gets very cold and snowy here in the winter. I will not lie. If you cannot stand the cold, UMaine may not be right for you. However, our grounds crew has lots of practice keeping the parking lots and sidewalks clear and safe, and the snow in the winter means we get snow days (yay!). The drainage on some of the sidewalks is kind of poor when it rains, so you'll need rain boots. But most UMaine students will say that snow and rain are hardly good reasons to decide against coming here, because it is a beautiful, welcoming place where you can be whoever and learn whatever and however you want.

Brent

UMaine really is a great place to be. As I have previously mentioned, you can become anyone you wish. Lifelong dreams are accomplished here all the time; UMaine is just waiting to allow you to fulfill yours.

Heather

UMaine is what you make of it. If you do not get involved, you may not have as much fun. But, if you get really involved in student life, you will never be bored!

Emma

There is so much to do on and off campus I'm rarely bored and there are so many services to help people its truly and amazing university I've really grown as a person thanks to Umaine.

Erika

At UMaine, I have met many great people and have had a lot of wonderful opportunities that have inspired me. You really are in a "great place!"

Abigail

At my school there was a stigma about going to Umaine and in all honesty I did not want to go. But when I visited the campus, I thought it was beautiful and I began to get excited about the activities. I made many friends and I have been very active in the Umaine community. I am glad that I picked this school. Everyone is very friendly.

Derek

I think I've said all that I need to say in the preceding comments! I love UMaine!!

Charity

Well, speaking of naked... On Earth Day there is a group of people who bike around campus painted green.

Alex

One of the best schools for both academics and social atmosphere for an affoardable price!

Mary

The naked truth: Earth day.

Katie

I feel safe. I'm never hungry. I'm working towards a degree and an eventual job post-graduation. The res halls are nice and convenient to everything. Teachers are helpful and reachable. I'm never bored. I know so many people here. Out of all the schools I looked at (I applied to seven) UMaine had the best feel and welcomed me without question. I know so many students who went to different schools out of state and transferred back to here and they are so much happier because of it. I feel like I have always belonged here and I always will. I'm almost certain you will feel the same. GO BLACK BEARS!!! GO UMAINE. This is going to sound so corny, but I really am in a great place!

Alex

The naked truth is that UMaine could serve to have more diversity, both with race, religion and sexual orientation.

Andrew

The University of Maine has a tremendous range of majors and minors compared to other schools, covering a wide range of interests. The campus is beautiful and great for nature / outdoors lovers, and the sports department is the best in the state. From a financial perspective, it's also much less expensive than other schools, especially when considering the instate tuition for Mainers.

Megan

The UMaine campus is much smaller compared to other schools I visited. This may be a personal consideration, but school size is very important to note when looking for the right school. For me, a smaller (but not too small!) school was what I wanted. Its refreshing to see the same faces around campus. Another importnat factor of attending a smaller school is having a close relationship with professors. Its very easy to talk to a professor after class when the classes are smaller. Its also eaiser to participate in active learning.

Caitlin

For me, the most unique part of this school was its large animal experience. I am a pre-vet major that is looking at a career in large animal medicine. This school offers large animal management and has given me the experience i wanted in order to choose the career i wanted.

Rylee

This school offers a lot to students to help them succeed, there are many opprotunities that are free offered to students such as the tutor program. We also have tons of different clubs and activities you can do, and if there isn't one for what you want to do you can create one! Campus is pretty big, but that's becasue there is so much to offer.

jemima

the location is beautiful.

JIllian

A lot of my high school friends went here, so i did not lose contact with them

Alexis

I enjoy the Maine atmosphere. The campus is beautiful and everything is right there.

Barbara

It's location: it has the best library in the state and is convenient to the recreational national parks ie. Acadia National Park.

Danni

The University of Maine is a big campus with a small campus feeling. People are humble and considerate. It is a campus that is academically focused and driven, but dedicates time for other things. There is always a variety of things to do without going ver far too!

Daryl

We have a very beautiful campus, it looks great when you arrive in the fall and it looks awesome when it is covered in snow also. The best part about the campus is the "Mall" in front of the library where everyone studies or throws around a frisbee in front of the library. The engineering students blend together very well and collaborate on certain projects or assignments to combine knowledge and teach each other how to do certain aspects of the material that the teacher couldn't provide in a 50 minute class.

Jonathan

Cold weather, Mainers, hockey is the big sport, not much do do outside of campus

Breann

UMaine is located in a small town that probably wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the University. Most of the town is made up from the campus. Mostly all of Orono's residents are college students. It's a classic "college town". When looking at other schools, I found little that they had to offer compared to UMO. I'm a nursing major and this program is incredibly prestigous. The NCLEX exam passing rate at UMaine is second statewide, and it's also considered the most challenging statewide. This is the primary reason I chose UMaine.

Jennifer

The school is not very diverse but it hosts a large amount of ethnic activities, groups, and functions.

Gilford

Its cheap!

Erik

This was the only school I considered. It is unique because it has a very strong community base. The people you live with are almost your family. It has a very beautiful campus that is somewhat spread out, this lets it seem more rural.

Lyla

It is big enough to be exciting and diverse, yet small enough to be inviting and friendly.

John

All the other schools I considered were out of state. I'm happy that I decided to stay in the state of which I'm a resident. My school is big, which in my opinion is a great quality. Some of the other schools I applied to were smaller more private schools.

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