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The University of Maine is a public research university in Orono, Maine, United States. The university was established in 1865 as a land grant college and is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. The University of Maine is one of only nine land, sea and space grant institutions in the nation.

The University of Maine
University of Maine seal.png
Motto Dirigo (Latin)
Motto in English
I Guide
Type Public
Flagship
Sea grant
Land grant
Space grant
Established 1865
Endowment $285 million
President Susan J. Hunter
Academic staff
720
Students 10,922 (Fall 2015)
Undergraduates 9,297 (Fall 2015)
Postgraduates 1,625 (Fall 2015)
Location Orono, Maine, U.S.
44°53′58″N 68°40′05″W / 44.8994°N 68.6681°W / 44.8994; -68.6681Coordinates: 44°53′58″N 68°40′05″W / 44.8994°N 68.6681°W / 44.8994; -68.6681
Campus Rural
Colors Dark blue, Light blue, and White
              
Athletics NCAA Division IAmerica East, Hockey East, CAA
Nickname Black Bears
Mascot Black Bear (Bananas the Bear)
Affiliations University of Maine System
APLU
UArctic
Website www.umaine.edu

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University of Maine Historic District
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic district
University of Maine is located in Maine
University of Maine
University of Maine is located in the US
University of Maine
Location Munson, Sebec, and Schoodic Rds., Orono, Maine
Area 660 acres (267.1 ha) (entire campus)
13 acres (5.3 ha) (original historic district)
57 acres (23 ha) (increased historic district)
Built 1868
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Other, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 78000194 (original)
10000228 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 12, 1978
Boundary increase April 27, 2010

The University of Maine (also referred to as UMaine or Maine) is a public research university in Orono, Maine, United States. The university was established in 1865 as a land grant college and is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. The University of Maine is one of only nine land, sea and space grant institutions in the nation.

With an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students, UMaine is the state's largest research university and the only institution in Maine classified as a research university (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Maine's athletic teams, nicknamed the Black Bears, are Maine's only Division I athletics program.