University of Maine at Machias


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


The University of Maine at Machais sits on a 43-acre campus along the Machias River. Maine's rocky coast is just a few miles away. UMM is a public liberal arts college with a focus on what they call the "environmental liberal arts." UMM's curriculum reflects the school's coastal location and commitment to sustainability. All first-year students participate in a series of seminar courses, "The Maine Coastal Odyssey," that explore the region's resources and communities. Academics at UMM are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The university has a wide range of student clubs and organizations including a fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the University of Maine at Machais Clippers compete in the Yankee Small College Conference, part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The college fields four men's and four women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management, Marine Biology, Psychology and Community Studies

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1023
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1023
Faculty: 33

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1

Percent Male: 31%
Percent Female: 69%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 34%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

116 O'Brien Avenue
Machias Maine 4654


Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-255-1200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Shelbie Ross
Admissions Counselor/Transfer Officer, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Mary Stover

International Admissions Contact:
PJ Singh
Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Brac Brady

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
UMM requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 or better in previous college coursework. Teacher education applicants should have a 2.5 in their major field of study.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit is awarded for all non-developmental courses from regionally accredited institutions in which the student has earned a grade of C- or better. All acceptable credits will transfer; however, grades and grade point averages will not.

Credits (Min/Max):
Our residency requirement for graduation mandates that students complete at least 30 credits through U Maine Machias, at least 12 of which must be in their major and 9 of these 12 must be upper-level (300 level or above).

Test Scores for Applying:
For recent high school graduates, SAT or ACT test scores are required. Individual exceptions to standard tests may be considered for applicants with coursework and/or experience beyond high school.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
Applicants are required to submit a personal essay regarding your academic goals and objectives, or on a subject of personal choice.

Application Fee:
A non-refundable $40 fee is required for application processing.

Other Requirements:
Applicants who have had some work or life experience since high school are evaluated on an individual basis.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Spring Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 24
English 15 24
Math 17 22
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 410 530
Math 400 510
Writing 390 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 120

Transfers Accepted: 83

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 69%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 79%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -10%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 2500

Room and Board: 7648

Tuition and Fees: 19300

Total Cost: 30248

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7480

Total Cost – In-State: 18428

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Presidential Scholarships of $1000 for full-time students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Campus Housing Awards of $1500 for students living on campus. Travel Grants of $2000 for students who are residents of other states. Athletics scholarships also available.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6504

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 70%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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