“Because of our small size, we know our students as individuals. This means we can help them get to the next level more effectively – by connecting them to a job or internship opportunity, or by writing them a heartfelt letter of recommendation.”

– William Otto, Ph.D., professor of chemistry

UMaine Machias Facts

  • 1st University of the U.S. to see the sun rise
  • 650 students from across New England, the U.S. and the world
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 243-acre campus with wooded hiking trails
  • 4 beaches within 15 miles of campus
  • 2 residence halls with doubles, suites, common areas and gender-neutral options
  • 6-lane swimming pool and fully equipped fitness facility
  • $3.1 million awarded to students in scholarships, grants and waivers in 2018
  • Lowest tuition rates among all four-year universities in Maine
  • 95% of students receive a form of financial aid
  • Merit-based scholarships for in-state, out-of-state, first-year and transfer students
  • 4 years of faculty advising

UMaine’s Regional Campus

UMaine’s regional campus is in the heart of Machias, a small, historic New England town situated beside the Machias River estuary that meets the Gulf of Maine. Surrounded by miles of wild blueberry fields, forests, pristine lakes and rugged, rocky Atlantic coastline, the area offers outdoor recreation opportunities for all seasons.

UMaine Machias is less than 10 miles from Jasper Beach and within walking distance of the Down East Sunrise Trail, an 87-mile scenic rail-to-trail corridor open to hikers, bikers, skiers, snowmobilers, ATVers, horseback riders and dogsledders.

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Apply Today

UMaine Machias Important Application Dates
Application deadlines: rolling admission

Application Materials
Office high school transcript
Official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
Recommendation from school personnel
100% test optional

Application material should be submitted online or to:
Shared Processing Center
PO Box 412, Bangor, ME 04402

Visit umaine.edu/stuaid for scholarship and financial aid information.

Financial Aid Deadlines
Oct 1 | FAFSA available
March 1 | First-Year FAFSA deadline
June 1 | Transfer FAFSA deadline

Why choose University of Maine at Machias?

Access to NCAA DI sports at the flagship campus, world-class research, and the offerings of a flagship institution in a small, student-centered coastal campus.

“I like how the first thing that you do is get in your waders and go catch green crabs.”

– Jamie Merriam
Marine biology major

“It’s hands-on. I get to experience what being a teacher is like before I become a teacher.”

– Paige Wentworth
Elementary education major

As the regional campus of the University of Maine, Machias offers students a unique college experience in a small, tight-knit, coastal community. Students have access to 4+1 graduate programs, 1+3 transfer programs, and a broad selection of online courses at the state’s flagship institution and the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine.

See our Degree Programs and Concentrations.

Live & Learn on the UMaine at Machias Campus

On Campus:

  • Kilburn Commons Dining Facility
  • 9 hole disc golf course
  • Equipment Rental
    • kayaks, canoes, life jackets, snowshoes, cross country skis
  • 243 acres of campus and trails to explore
  • Recreation Center and pool
  • Student Union
  • Intramurals – cornhole, disc golf, soccer


  • 8 sororities and fraternities
  • 100% Society
    • for the LQBTQIA+ Community and Allies
  • Black Student Union (BSU) creating a more inclusive and diverse campus
  • Conservation Law Club
    • connecting students to the industry
  • Blade Society
    • FOIL, Sabre and Epee fencing for all levels
  • Game Club
    • All things related to games: board, video, role play, puzzles, strategy
  • Outing Club
    • Experience and training in outdoor activities
  • SAIL – Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership
  • Student Senate
    • Elected representative of the student body
  • Food, Opportunitiy, Outreach, Dignity (F.O.O.D.) Group
  • WUMM Radio
  • … and many more

Explore your Passions

Your success is our priority

Imagine a campus where your largest class has 20 students in it, the faculty not only know your name, but your learning preference and ambitions, and supports your individual academic journey. UMaine Machias prides itself on the student-centric approach to high education – from free tutoring, counseling services and note taking services to a faculty and community as committed to your success as you are.