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Beautiful campus and buildingsNot so brightBusiness - Management and Administration
Beautiful campus and buildings
Wonderful sports programs
Excellent outdoors activities
Very good student services
Academics on par with other state systems
Exceptional quality of life
Only OK social "college" life as not much in surrounding area
4th Year Male -- Class 1992
Individual Value: A+, Surrounding City: C
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Definitely a lot of pros and cons here.BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Definitely a lot of pros and cons here. Campus is beautiful in a great state, a pretty large student population, and interesting courses available. Unfortunately professors are not always very helpful, 60% of the schoolyear is winter (November - mid March), and the atmosphere is not what you'd expect of a typical college this size. Dining halls and dorms are decent, some lecture halls are brand new and in great shape, and the University offers a lot of unique experiences and services (astronomy observatory, Adventure Center, humans vs. zombies) and some fun events as well. Ultimately, your outgoingness and ability to make friends easily will determine your experience. Was never personally involved in Greek life but have heard great things from friends who are members of fraternities and sororities. Overall, I'd give UMaine a 5/10; there are certainly much more rewarding schools and experiences out there, but I'm not wholly disappointed by my decision to come here. Also, I'd recommend this school specifically to out-of-staters, and advise Mainers to GET OUT OF THIS STATE and have some new experiences at a school somewhere far away.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Innovation: C-
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Graduated highschool with honors and top 10 ofQuite BrightBiology
Graduated highschool with honors and top 10 of my class. Never heard if Maine until they approached me and offered me a scholarship. I thought it wouldnt hurt to give it a try.Personally, i didnt like the school at all. the Campus is isolated, Some Mainers, not all, are arrogant and racist. During my first week in Maine, I caught my own advisor (frank drummond) backbiting me with Trish Costello when he didnt even know me. I was studying premed and i was the only black guy most of the time and I had to learn to work solo which i had no problem with. Luckily i was able to graduated within 3 years because of AP credits and summer classes.
4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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