UMaine’s largest incoming class expected this fall, AP reports

The Associated Press and Maine Public reported the University of Maine expects to welcome the largest incoming class in its history this fall. UMaine officials said the number of new students confirmed for admission by the May 1 deadline is 2,512, which is up from 2,457 last year. UMaine’s largest-ever incoming class of 2,230 students entered in fall 2016, the AP reported. The numbers of out-of-state and international students are both up this year, according to university officials. “We’ve sent a message out to students in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and down all the way through to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, that they can get a high-quality education at an affordable price here at the University of Maine,” Jeffrey Hecker, UMaine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, told Maine Public. U.S. News & World Report, WABI (Channel 5) and Sun Journal carried the AP report.