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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), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
2 Colby CollegeWaterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Bates CollegeLewiston, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
4 University of New EnglandBiddeford, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Husson UniversityBangor, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 University of MaineOrono, MEPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 Saint Joseph's College of MaineStandish, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 College of the AtlanticBar Harbor, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 University of Southern MainePortland, MEPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Thomas CollegeWaterville, MEPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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 59.52% and graduation rate is 66.70%. 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 8.82% 94% 8:11,777
2 Colby College $61,220 8.87% 87% 10:12,155
3 Bates College $59,062 17.31% 92% 10:11,876
4 University of New England $39,820 89.99% 63% 13:17,208
5 Husson University $20,430 85.55% 54% 12:13,473
6 University of Maine $11,986 / $33,586 96.46% 57% 16:111,741
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine $39,986 80.58% 68% 12:11,967
8 College of the Atlantic $43,542 61.14% 67% 10:1370
9 University of Southern Maine $9,904 / $23,904 86.99% 34% 12:18,022
10 Thomas College $29,152 - 51% 26:11,705
Average$33,670 / $40,90259.52%66.70%12.90:14,029
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.