Top Liberal Arts Colleges in Maine

Bowdoin College is ranked first in Maine and sixth nationally among liberal arts colleges in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2009. It is also ranked as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review (The Best 357 Colleges - 2005 Edition).

Bowdoin is also rated highly in the following categories:
#2  for "Great Campus Food"
#10 for "Dorms Like Palaces"
#14 for "Best Quality of Life"
#19 for "School Runs Like Butter"

In the Princeton Review 2006 edition Bowdoin is ranked 1st for "Best Campus Food".

Colby College is the second best school in the state (23rd nationally), followed by Bates College (25th).

Colby College is ranked 23rd with Bryn Mawr College in 2009. In 2008, Colby was ranked the 15th best liberal arts college by both Forbes and Kiplingers, and 22nd in the US News and World Report. It is also rated as one of the "25 New Elite Ivies" by the Kaplan College Guide.

Bates College is a Top 25 liberal arts college. It is also named as the Number One "Best Value College" in the United States in The Princeton Review 2005 rankings.

List of leading liberal arts colleges in Maine (US):
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Colby College
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • Unity College (Maine)
  • University of Maine at Farmington
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent
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