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I enrolled in the EE program in 1986.BrightPolitical Science
I enrolled in the EE program in 1986. I was accepted into the program without having any calculus before and promptly flunked out. 80% of my class flunked out. We were only there to write the university a big check and then go away. The university staff told me to stay in and get a degree because it was a ticket to a great job. I transferred over to poli sci because I was good at government in high school. I spent the next four years digging myself out of a big hole with my GPA. The entire time the University President was getting all kinds of bad press for corruption and publicly made racist statements. I graduated in 1990 and about a month later, there was a nice article in the newspaper about an academic cheating scandal in the poli sci department. Like most of the people I graduated with, I wound up in a lousy paying job as a sales clerk and getting laughed out of every job interview I had. Employers saw 22 year old unskilled labor and threw me out. I wound up joining the Navy to find a career. My degree from this school is a time proven minus on the resume. The university lied through their teeth about the value of their degrees! The university's reputation is terrible and I want my money back! My parents were scammed out of a lot of money! The admissions/sales office will lie like hell about how their graduates are doing after graduation. I run into people I graduated with and they are all in dead end lousy paying jobs and say that their degrees were not worth getting. My advice to people is to focus on technology jobs. Now I make $100k/year because of my Navy schools. I would talk to a Navy recruiter and look at the GI Bill if I were you.
4th Year Male -- Class 1990
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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UMaine is far from good, you will beNot so brightOther
UMaine is far from good, you will be treated like a high school kid for your entire time of enrollment. Worst of all there are a number of professors with tenure who they let teach with about a 60% pass rate of a class. So you will pay thousands of dollars to fail a course you killed yourself trying to pass, and then you can take it again with the same terrible professor. Basically you will pay a lot of money to do a lot of work and be treated as disposable and in general like shit by the people YOU employ. No respect for students, their time, their money, or their lives here.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1921
Perceived Campus Safety: B-, Scholastic Success: F
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This school is in the middle of noQuite BrightCivil Engineering
This school is in the middle of no where land, 250 miles
from Boston with limited cell coverage. The place is in a constant state of disrepair and funding is lacking to correct the situation. The out of state cost lowering enticed me to come here and it was a mistake. Transferred to a MA state college after two years in Maine and loving it. I was attacked

by some locals on my way home one night, they will tell you how welcoming the place is but in reality they need the money.

When on this site visit go into the Bangor Walmart and get a look at the hillbillies you will be surrounded by. It is comical Job prospects are limited after graduation as there is no business in Maine that needs a college grad. Also note

some campus police live in the freshman dorms while gettingtheir education and love to play cop with your life.

2nd Year Male -- Class 1921
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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