University of Maine Profile

Founded in 1865, University of Maine (UMaine) is a premier public university located in the town of Orono, Maine, United States. It is classified as a research university (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The University has the following Colleges: College of Business, Public Policy, and Health; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; Honors College; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

Notable UMaine alumni include: Joseph E. Brennan (former governor of Maine), Styles Bridges (former governor of New Hampshire), Colby Chandler (former CEO, Eastman Kodak), Bernard Lown (Nobel Peace Prize winner), Mike Dunham (former NHL player and United States Olympian 2002), Bill Swift (former Major League Baseball pitcher), Larry Thomas (former Major League Baseball player), etc.

The University of Maine receives accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the oldest regional accrediting association in the United States. Other accreditations include: the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the American Chemical Society, the American Dietetic Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Placed among Tier 3 National Universities by US News & World Report (2010).

- UMaine is the only Maine public university listed in The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges. The Princeton Review chose the 286 schools included in the Guide based on the “Green Rating” scores the schools received in summer 2009.

- 87th in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009).

- Listed as one of the nation's best choices for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in its annual book, “The Best 368 Colleges”.

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