The student body at UMaine is representative of the population in the surrounding area and is roughly 93% Caucasian, accented by a handful of minority and international students. Race relations
are positive, and it is common to see students of different ethnicities interacting. Since many students go to UMaine because of
its low tuition (approximately $6,000 a year for in-state residents), the student body is also heavily from the working and
lower-middle class. Politically, the student body is moderate.