Colleges in Maine

Colleges in Maine

Claiming the spot as the easternmost state, Maine has warm summers and severe winters. Known for its jagged coastline and seafood, it’s fitting that most colleges in this state are clustered around the Gulf of Maine. The Pine Tree State has a mix of public and private institutions, with only one for-profit college. There are thirteen baccalaureate-conferring institutions, the oldest being Bowdoin College, which also claims the status of most prestigious. When it comes to the economy, top industries include finance, insurance, real estate, and rental/leasing. Government, educational services, and the manufacturing of paper and wood products follow those. Popular attractions in Maine include Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, and the Portland Museum of Art.
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University of New England

With campus situated a short distance from Saco Bay, The University of New England is a 4-year institution in coastal Maine and the largest private university in the state. UNE is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy...

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The classes are usually about the size of high school classrooms, the teachers will know your name and will make sure you know of office hours. Don't be surprised if they give you their home phone number!

” – Megan from Biddeford, ME
University of Maine

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a 4-year public institution and the flagship campus of the UMaine system. UMaine encompasses colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering, and Natural Sciences conferring degrees in almost 100...

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Don't be afraid to speak your mind or fight for what you want. Nice people, very pretty. Prepare to be underwhelmed and overstressed.

” – Kelsey from Orono, ME
Bowdoin College

Located near the Androscoggin River and Casco Bay, Bowdoin College is a 4-year liberal arts college in coastal Maine. With a focus on using education for the common good, Bowdoin offers undergraduate degrees in over 30 majors. Additionally, Bowdoin...

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I chose this school over the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, and the honors college at the University of Michigan because it has the rare combination of academic rigor, high quality of life, and a selective campus full of people...

” – Allyson from West Bloomfield, MI
Colby College

Founded in 1813, Colby College is a 4-year institution in Waterville, Maine, that serves only undergraduates. The test-optional school promises to meet 100% of demonstrated need through the Colby Commitment so that “the most talented students from...

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Colby's work load is understandable for a college, and entirely reasonable. With good time management skills, it is very easy to get everything done. I am learning so much; three of my classes this semester are discussion-based and I very much enjoy...

” – Priscilla from Waterville, ME
Bates College

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Bates College is a liberal arts college in southern Maine with a focus on social justice and egalitarianism. Bates confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and students have the option to pursue...

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What captured me was the modest intelligence of the students. Everyone here not only passionately wants to be here, but every student sincerely deserves to be here. The student body, friendly and easy-going, is a part of the aura of subdued learning...

” – Kiera from Lewiston, ME
University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Maine is a public institution with three regional campuses. USM confers bachelor’s degrees in 54 academic majors and is one of two universities in the state to offer an ABET accredited Computer Science degree program. USM...

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i love it here! the hills on the gorham campus are tough on your legs but it's worth it. the community is very accepting of everyone!

” – Jessica from Manchester, NH
Husson University

For more than 110 years, Husson University has helped students build successful careers through innovative undergraduate, graduate and online programs that focus on experiential education. Husson offers nearly 70 degree programs in business, health...

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I visited this school during an open house and I fell in love with it immediately. I can't wait to attend this fall, and I am really looking forward to all of the different things I will learn and do while I am there.

” – Rachel from Anson, ME

Unity College, “America’s Environmental College,” is located in Unity, Maine, and was founded in 1965. Sitting within three climate zones, UC is comprised of 225 acres and features a liberal arts education in environmentally focused majors...

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Being in a rural area and at an environmental college, OBVIOUSLY you'll learn a lot. Some classes are held outside and the nearby woods offer a great place to learn more about your given major.

” – Shelby from Ewing, NJ

With a campus that runs alongside the scenic Kennebec River, Thomas College is a 4-year institution in central Maine specializing in business education. In addition to bachelor’s degree programs in Finance and Accounting, Thomas also offers two...

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thomas college is a great priviate business college. it really foucus on your major and helps you get the best education. it also has a very friendly and helpful staff.

” – Nicole from New Durham, NH
College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic is a private, 4-year institution established in Bar Harbor, Maine. The campus features a variety of facilities unique to the environment, such as the Beech Hill and Peggy Rockefeller Farms. All students enrolling in COA create...

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Professors here are passionate and devoted to their students, in addition, to being well recognized in their fields. Class sizes are small, usually about 10 students, allowing professors to get to know their students personally. They usually...

” – Brittany from Ventura, CA

The University of Maine at Farmington is a public, 4-year institution, and is associated with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Located on a 55-acre campus among the mountains and lakes in the western region of Maine, the college boasts a...

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The campus is amazing, you can feel close to nature and isolated, or suburban and connected to the world - depending on where you feel like walking. The teachers care about their students and you can tell, you can stay after class for as long as you...

” – Rachel from Farmington, ME

Maine Maritime Academy is a public college with a campus overlooking the Castine Harbor in Maine. The school provides hands-on technical training aboard commercial vessels, the Schooner Bowdoin, and the Training Ship State of Maine. Students can...

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I am definitely learning. The course load definitely pushes you to be constantly learning, and people here take around 18 credits plus noncredit courses such as labs for chemistry, nautical science, physics, in addition to other courses and classes...

” – Philep from Bolton, CT

Southern Maine Community College is a public, 2-year institution established primarily in the city of South Portland, with a satellite campus located in Brunswick. The college offers over 40 academic programs in five different divisions of study...

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The teachers here at SMCC give a real life prospective on what you are going to see out in the field. At times they will throw a lot of valuable information at you, but it is well needed information for your success at SMCC.

” – Stephen from Freeport, ME

The University of Maine at Augusta is the flagship campus of UM and is located in the state capital. All of UMA’s academic buildings are centered around the campus green, a large circular open space for students to congregate when the weather allows...

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i really enjoy attending school here. its small enough that getting to know people throughout the year is easy. also, the opportunities available here are great!

” – anonymous

Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a liberal arts college that was founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, and it is the only Catholic college in Maine. The Mercy tradition is encouraged at Saint Joseph’s through volunteering, service trips, Respect...

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My experience has been rewarding. I have learned a lot of valuable information so far. I look forward to the rest of my program.

” – Sakenua from Thonotosassa, FL

Located a few miles from the Gulf of Maine, the University of Maine at Machias is a liberal arts college and a regional campus in the UM system. UM Machias is home to eleven 4-year majors including programs in Marine Biology and Recreation and...

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Machias feels like home. It is a small campus in a beautiful area. You will know everyone on campus.

” – Rachael from Pembroke, ME

With a campus adjacent to the Northern Maine Woods, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is a regional campus of UM in a pastoral setting in the northeast part of the state. US News & World Report repeatedly lauds UMPI, ranking it number 14 on its...

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This school feels like its own little community, and I absolutely love how welcoming it is. The faculty and staff work hard to not only please the students, but to also create lasting relationships. The friends I have made here within my first year...

” – Nicole
Maine College of Art

Founded in 1882, the Maine College of Art is a private school of art and design in coastal Maine. Situated in the Arts District of Portland, MECA confers bachelor’s degrees in 11 artistic majors including Photography, Ceramics, and Illustration. In...

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Reading from other reviews, I know I'll learn a lot, not only in Illustration, but in other forms of art too. They have an awesome Foundations program, and just by reading the curriculum, I know I'm going to learn more and more about art.

” – Ana from the Southern Realms of Jersey

With a campus adjacent to Lake Auburn, Central Maine Community College is a 2-year institution serving three counties. CMCC offers degrees and certificates in over 30 academic fields of study and its programs in Accounting, Business Administration...

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Student to ratio is not bad. Easy to find way around the campus. It is affordable.

” – Auburn, ME

Featuring a 72 acre campus, Eastern Maine Community College is a 2-year college in Bangor. EMCC is home to over 30 degree and certificate-granting programs of study including Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making and Diesel, Truck, & Heavy Equipment. The...

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Small class sizes and teachers who care really influence the learning environment positively.

” – Wendy from Bangor, ME

Ensconced in the St. John Valley, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a rural institution serving a diverse student body featuring a higher percentage of international students than any New England university. UMFK offers a number of academic...

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I really enjoy attending UMFK. There is so much to do there with many activities that goes on. The professors are extremely helpful.

” – Mariah from Byron, ME

Kennebec Valley Community College is a 2-year college in central Maine. KVCC offers degrees and certificates in over 30 academic fields of study and four such programs are available entirely online. For students looking to earn a 4-year degree, KVCC...

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This is a great school. I am still in High school and taking courses here. I have learned alot from my courses and it has helped me get ready for full time college.

” – Shyanne from Thorndike, ME

Established in 1994, York County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Wells, Maine. YCCC offers nearly 30 associate’s degree programs and 10 certificate programs in a variety of career-oriented fields of study, including many...

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york county community college is a very student oriented college. the classes are small, which are nice, especially when students need assistance. the counselors and teachers are very driven toward student success.

” – Gwendolyn from Acton, ME

Established in 1969, Washington County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located on a 400-acre campus alongside the St. Croix River in Calais, Maine. WCCC offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in 20 career-oriented...

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This college is a small, quiet school, with many opportunities. This College ranges from Culinary to Auto Mechanic. Also WCCC has a spectacular view of the St. Croix river right in front of there Campus.

” – Christopher from Calais, ME

Established in 1961, Northern Maine Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Presque Isle. NMCC offers nearly 40 career-technical degree and certificate programs across six academic departments, preparing students for job...

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NMCC is dedicated to helping students succeed with multiple resources, including mentoring, tutoring and an Academic Success Center. The teachers are knowledgeable and helpful. There are many programs to choose from.

” – Angela from Houlton, ME

The Maine College of Health Professions is a school of medicine and healthcare in southern Maine. The college offers bachelor’s and associate degree programs in Nursing as well as associate degrees in Radiologic Technology and Health Sciences...

The Landing School is a marine industry training institution focusing on boat building and design. Located on coastal Maine, The Landing School is the only place on the globe to offer programs in Yacht Design, Marine Systems, Wood Boat Building, and...

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts is a fine arts graduate school designed for students who wish to earn a degree beyond an MFA. The IDSVA confers a 3-year PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory which combines distance...

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