University of Maine at Augusta


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


The University of Maine at Augusta is the third largest school in Maine's public university system. UMA was established in 1965 as a branch of the University of Maine at Orono designed to serve continuing education students seeking associate degrees. Today, the university is shifting to become a predominately baccalaureate institution. True to its roots, however, the university still caters to part-time and continuing education students through its main campus in Augusta, branch campus in Bangor, nine University College centers, 56 receiving sites throughout the state, and numerous online offerings. The university has a large part-time and transfer student population, and only 21% of new students are full-time freshmen. Students can choose from eighteen bachelor's degree programs (mental health and human services is the most popular field of study). Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the UMA Moose compete in the Yankee Small College Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Justice Studies, Liberal Studies, Mental Health and Human Services

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4977
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 4977
Faculty: 101

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 49:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 49:1

Percent Male: 28%
Percent Female: 72%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 8%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 19%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

46 University Dr
Augusta Maine 4330


Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-621-3146

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Katherine Trask
Assistant Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Marica Mower
Assistant Director of Advising, Office of Admissions
207.262.7808 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Kathryn Kevit
Assistant Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Warren Newton
Director of Student Life, Student Activities

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A transfer student should normally have a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in order to be admitted to the University of Maine at Augusta.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades of "C" or higher are considered for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are not required. However, placement testing may be waived based on your SAT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
University of Maine at Augusta does not publish a requirement for a letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
University of Maine at Augusta does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
$40 application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
June 15

Spring Deadline:
November 15

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

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Transfer Statistics

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1040

Other Expenses: 3600

Room and Board: 5172

Tuition and Fees: 16688

Total Cost: 26500

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7448

Total Cost – In-State: 17260

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Over 60% of UMA students receive some form of financial aid. UMA takes its commitment to providing accessible, affordable, supportive, high quality education for the people of Maine very seriously.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4224

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 69%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 67%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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