The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. It is located in Orono, Maine just outside of Bangor, one of Maine's largest cities. The school has an enrollment of over 11,000 students.

When the University of Maine System was incorporated, the school was renamed to the University of Maine at Orono (or UMO), but was changed back to the University of Maine in 1986. However, it is still often referred to as UMO.

Notable alumni include:

  • John Baldacci, Maine Governor
  • Cindy Blodgett, WNBA player
  • Don Holder, Tony Award winner-lighting design, The Lion King
  • Paul Kariya, NHL player, Colorado Avalanche
  • Steve Kariya, AHL player, Albany River Rats; brother of Paul
  • Stephen King, author
  • Bernard Lown, Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Jill McGowan, Fashion Designer
  • Olympia Snowe, US Senator

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