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Best Colleges in Maine

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Institutional Characteristics

The following 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.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Maine
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
2 Colby CollegeWaterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Bates CollegeLewiston, 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 MaineOrono, MEPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Saint Joseph's College of MaineStandish, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 College of the AtlanticBar Harbor, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 University of Southern MainePortland, MEPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Thomas CollegeWaterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Maine is $33,608 for State residents and $39,798 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.40% and graduation rate is 66.80%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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 $59,430 10% 89% 10:12,000
3 Bates College $57,353 12% 91% 10:11,832
4 University of New England $38,750 84% 68% 13:18,010
5 Husson University $19,772 85% 57% 15:13,761
6 University of Maine $11,744 / $32,534 90% 57% 15:111,404
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine $38,820 87% 67% 13:12,106
8 College of the Atlantic $43,542 72% 52% 9:1337
9 University of Southern Maine $9,528 / $22,996 81% 40% 13:18,140
10 Thomas College $28,430 84% 52% 23:11,767
Average$33,608 / $39,79861.40%66.80%13.00:14,119
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.