Top Universities in Maine

The University of Maine is placed at Tier 3 among Best National Universities in the country, it is also the only institution in Maine ranked as a national university in the U.S. News and World Report rankings 2009. The University of Maine School of Law is listed in the top 100 law schools in the 2010 edition of the US News & World Report.

According to the US News Best Graduate Nursing Program ranking, University of Southern Maine is ranked 95th nationally, while the University of Maine–Orono is ranked 141st in the country.

University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) has been ranked as one of the top schools in the liberal arts and comprehensive college categories. It is ranked No. 2 in "Top Public Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's, in the North" in the 2007 edition of the U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Colleges".

Bates College Wins "Hottest College" among those that Do Not Require SAT or ACT in the Newsweek/Kaplan college guide.

College of the Atlantic is ranked highly for its academic program, environmental commitment, diversity of student body, generous financial aid packages, campus beauty, and food.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a Catholic liberal arts college. It began offering distance education programs in 1976. The Division of Graduate & Professional Studies offers its distance programs nationally and internationally.

Unity College receives national recognition for community service. It has been named to the 2009 President's Honor Roll.

List of major colleges and universities in Maine:
  • Andover College
  • Bates College
  • Beal College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bangor Theological Seminary
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Colby College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Husson University
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Maine College of Art
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • New England School of Communications
  • Northern Maine Community College
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Thomas College
  • Unity College
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Maine System
  • Washington County Community College
  • York County Community College
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