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University of Maine at Machias

The University of Maine at Machias is a small school nestled in an extremely beautiful coastal region where personal academic attention and hands-on experience are readily available. Facilities at UMM include a greenhouse, a state-of-the-art information management center, and a performing arts center. When class is over, students here can kayak, hike, mountain-bike, ski, and skate to their hearts' content.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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The University of Maine at Machias is a small school nestled in an extremely beautiful coastal region where personal academic attention and hands-on experience are readily available. Facilities at UMM include a greenhouse, a state-of-the-art information management center, and a performing arts center. When class is over, students here can kayak, hike, mountain-bike, ski, and skate to their hearts' content.

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Sitting on the pristine coast of Maine, the University of Maine at Machias (UMM) combines traditional liberal arts with environmental responsibility that prepares student for their future careers. The breathtaking forests, rivers, and coastlines around our small campus play an integral role in shaping our academics. Our education is hands-on, field-based, and service-oriented to instill students with the knowledge and skills to enter a changing, globalized world. Each year, UMM becomes home to students who find its intimacy, personalized attention, strong academic programs, and diverse natural setting an extraordinary chance to pursue their interests and prepare for fulfilling careers. To experience the UMM community, sign up for an individualized tour at machias.edu/visit or check out our virtual tour at machias.edu/virtual-tour.

The University of Maine at Machias is a member of the University of Maine System.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 892
Gender 30% Male / 70% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 50% Full Time / 50% Part Time
Geography 79% In State / 21% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 60% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 75%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 15%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Undergraduate housing available.

41% of students live on-campus.

69% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Single Sex Housing
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor financial aid counseling on-campus daycare
  • Facilities: institute for applied marine research and education, mariculture student research facility, greenhouse, gis lab, early childhood center, field station, international park, sail loft
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major dual enrollment of high school students independent study internships student-designed major teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Community Psychology (13%), Behavioral Sciences (12%), Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (12%), Elementary Education and Teaching (12%), Biology/Biological Sciences (10%), General Studies (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program with a combined or undifferentiated focus on the social sciences, psychology, and biomedical sciences to study complex problems of human individual and social growth and behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
All community and social service specialists not listed separately.

A program that derives from two or more distinct programs and that is integrated around a unifying theme or topic that cannot be subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public.

Job Opportunities:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public.

Job Opportunities:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

Job Opportunities:

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting oceans, coastal waters, and saltwater wetlands and their interactions with the physical environment. Includes instruction in chemical, physical, and geological oceanography; molecular, cellular, and biochemical studies; marine microbiology; marine botany; ichthyology; mammalogy; marine population dynamics and biodiversity; reproductive biology; studies of specific species, phyla, habitats, and ecosystems; marine paleocology and palentology; and applications to fields such as fisheries science and biotechnology.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply psychological principles to the analysis of social problems, and the implementation of intervention strategies for addressing these problems. Includes instruction in social ecology, primary and secondary prevention of social pathologies, social intervention strategies and tactics, large group counseling, social services systems behavior, creating settings, cultural stress, and the dynamics of social change.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Cynthia E. Huggins
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 32
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 62 : 37
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 59
Tenure Track Faculty 28
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 12

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Biology 3.0 BIO 111 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIO 111 & BIO 112 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MAT 126 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MAT 126 & MAT 127 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 CHY 101 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHY 101 & CHY 102 8.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENG 101 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENG 101 & ENG xxx 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENG 113 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENG 101 & ENG 113 6.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 ENV 112 3.0
AP European History 3.0 HTY 226 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHY 111 4.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY 111 & PHY 112 8.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSY 110 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPA 101 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPA 101& SPA 102 6.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MAT 215 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POS 215 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HTY 103 & HTY 104 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HTY 115 3.0
AP World History 4.0 HTY 115 & HTY 116 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 85.4% accepted of 452 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 25
English17 - 24
Math17 - 27
 
SATMath410 - 520
Reading410 - 530
Writing390 - 510

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Recommendations, Application Essay

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

Also Considered: Standardized Test Scores, Level Of Applicants Interest, First Generation College Student, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Computer Science 0 1
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 2 0
Science Lab 2 0
Social Studies 2 0
Foreign Language 0 2
Academic Electives 0 3

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

December

15

Early Action
August

15

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $9,727 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,107
$30K-$48K $8,926
$48K-$75K $10,485
$75K-$110K $13,160
$110K+ $14,087

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,600, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,600 Same as On-Campus
Fees $890 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,178 $8,178
Books $800 $800
Total (before financial aid) $16,468 $16,468

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $18,480 Same as On-Campus
Fees $890 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,178 $8,178
Books $800 $800
Total (before financial aid) $28,348 $28,348

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 67% $4,838
Federal Scholarships/Grants 60% $5,259
Institutional Grants 96% $4,618
Other Federal Grants 57% $1,124
Other Loans 6% $7,898
Pell Grants 60% $4,180
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 48% $944
Student Loans 67% $5,432

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.umm.maine.edu/financial-aid.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.machias.edu/calculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

13% of students graduated on time.

30% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

University of Maine at Machias participates in the NAIA Division II for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Basketball Brac Brady (Get recruited )
Soccer Tony Turini (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Volleyball Amy Fritz (Get recruited )
Soccer Tony Turini (Get recruited )
Basketball Skip Alley (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#204 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#5 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#49 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#126 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#213 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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