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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 $33,670 for State residents and $40,902 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 63.20% and graduation rate is 66.30%. 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 $58,322 9% 95% 9:11,777
2 Colby College $61,220 10% 90% 10:12,155
3 Bates College $59,062 14% 92% 10:11,876
4 University of New England $39,820 87% 61% 13:17,208
5 Husson University $20,430 85% 58% 15:13,473
6 University of Maine $11,986 / $33,586 92% 56% 15:111,741
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine $39,986 87% 59% 13:11,967
8 College of the Atlantic $43,542 76% 66% 9:1370
9 University of Southern Maine $9,904 / $23,904 88% 36% 13:18,022
10 Thomas College $29,152 84% 50% 23:11,705
Average$33,670 / $40,90263.20%66.30%13.00:14,029
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.