Register for free to get personalized school recommendations and see which schools are interested in you!
Register for free to get matched with our database of over 3.2 million scholarships and find scholarships you are eligible for!
Take the college student survey to share your opinions about your school and be entered into a $1,000 scholarship!
Reload the page and try again.
To interact and contribute on College Prowler, registration is required. Don't worry, it's free, secure, and only takes a few minutes.
Written by Justin Wozniski
Orono is a rural village that still manages to provide all the amenities that students may desire. The small-town atmosphere provides students with the opportunity to blend in with the residents. It is not uncommon to find yourself on a first-name basis with local business owners and clerks. Orono is located at the convergence of the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers, which provide optimum conditions for canoeing and kayaking. Orono primarily consists of woodlands and residential areas. The business district offers several small shops and popular restaurants right in the center of town. Students will find ample bicycling and hiking trails throughout the expansive woodlands of the University. In-town bicycling is limited to roadways and is not permitted on sidewalks, so the woodlands provide a nice retreat for the activity. Pedestrians also have the right-of-way on Maine’s roadways, making it more convenient for walking downtown. Bordering the northeastern side of Orono is Old Town, home to the famous Old Town Canoe Company. Old Town Canoe Company was founded in 1900 by a hardware store owner and now sells about one-quarter of all canoes.
Orono is eight miles north of Bangor and is the state’s third largest city. Downtown Bangor’s restaurants and shops offer a great city feeling without the crowded sidewalks. Bangor has a big-city feel with its large shopping mall, barbershops, bookstores, car dealerships, and more. Beal College, Husson College, and Bangor Community College are all located in Bangor.
How do we get our information? Find out here or report an error here.
The statistics on our site are from the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS database.
We update this information twice annually, most recently in May 2012, but it may not be the most recent information available for a particular school.
For additional information we encourage you to visit school websites or contact the schools directly.
Non-registered users are limited to 10 school profile page views per month.
Register for free to gain full access!