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Best Colleges in Maine

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Maine. By school type, there are 2 public and 8 private schools in best schools in Maine. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Maine
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
2 Colby College
Waterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Bates College
Lewiston, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
4 University of New EnglandBiddeford, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Husson UniversityBangor, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 University of Maine
Orono, MEPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 University of Southern Maine
Portland, MEPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Thomas College
Waterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Maine is $33,548 for State residents and $38,878 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.40% and graduation rate is 67.00%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Maine
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Bowdoin College
$56,350 9% 95% 9:11,828
2 Colby College
$57,280 10% 90% 10:12,000
3 Bates College
$55,683 12% 89% 10:11,832
4 University of New England $38,750 84% 63% 13:18,010
5 Husson University $18,940 85% 55% 15:13,761
6 University of Maine
$11,438 / $31,748 90% 60% 15:111,404
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine
$36,720 87% 63% 13:12,106
8 College of the Atlantic
$43,542 72% 67% 9:1337
9 University of Southern Maine
$9,226 / $22,050 81% 39% 13:18,140
10 Thomas College
$27,720 84% 49% 23:11,767
Average$33,548 / $38,87861.40%67.00%13.00:14,119
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Maineand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.