Visits to the Orono campus are a powerful recruitment tool, but when in March the pandemic closed the campus, UMaine Admissions shifted its focus to an online strategy. The increase in online content proved effective, and new student enrollment remains strong.
Approximately 2,200 incoming students, both first-year and transfer students, have confirmed their plans to arrive on campus in late August to begin their UMaine college experience.
UMaine officials continue to find that the university’s Flagship Match Scholarship Program is a powerful recruiting tool for attracting out-of-state students. The program allows incoming, academically qualified students from selected states to attend UMaine for the same tuition and fee rate they would be charged to attend their home state’s flagship institution, saving those students thousands of dollars.