UMM Facts


  • The University of Maine’s regional campus, located in Down East Maine
  • Easternmost university in the nation
  • First university to see the sunrise in the United States
  • 243-acre campus located across from the Machias River at the edge of downtown Machias, with access to pristine forest and trails
  • A short drive away from the Atlantic Ocean (15 minutes to the famous Jasper Beach), Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park, Campobello Island, Canada, sandy beaches, numerous lakes, countless trails, and many state parks
  • Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) within the University of Maine’s NECHE accreditation


  • You won’t find any teaching assistants here; at UMM you’ll benefit from the instruction of one of our 80 faculty members
  • 12 majors, 22 minors
  • Faculty to student ratio: 1 faculty member for every 11 students
  • Average class size: 12 students

Students & Campus Life

  • Approximately 760 students
  • Demographics: 16% minority students, 2% international students

Campus Life

  • Residence hall styles ranging from singles to suites
  • 8 Greek organizations and more than 15 student organizations

An Engaged Campus

Community engagement means developing lasting relationships and creating lasting change. In a university environment, community engaged learning looks like what UMM students do every day: they pull on rubber boots to study marine biology, grow organic produce for a food pantry to learn sustainable agriculture, or provide tax preparation help to low-income families to learn about accounting and advocacy. The community is the classroom, and everyone benefits.

Of the 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States, only 311 of them are designated as Engaged Campuses by the Carnegie Foundation. UMM is one of them. Click Here to Read More.