Top Colleges In Maine

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University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Mane is considered one of the top colleges in Maine and offers over 115 areas of study in eight academic schools, including a law school and a nursing program. The Princeton Review named University of Southern Maine the one of a Best Northeastern College five years in a row. Students benefit from an excellent library, small class sizes, and excellent teachers. To learn more visit or call 800-800-4USM.

University of Maine at Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta has campuses in Augusta and Bangor. The school has bachelor and associates programs that offer instruction in on-campus and online environments. The school’s flexible course schedules, online classes, and evening classes allow non-traditional students or returning students to work their classes around their careers. To learn more about the school, visit or call the Augusta Campus at 207-621-3000.

University of New England

Students at the University of New England can choose from degrees in health and medicine, sciences and research, and the liberal arts. The school has two campuses, one in Biddeford and one in Portland. It is known for its excellent health and medical degrees, and also has 30 undergraduate degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. University of New England was listed as one of the “Best Universities” by U.S. News and World Report because of its wide range of undergraduate degrees. To learn more visit or call 207-283-0171.

University of Maine

When the University of Maine started in 1868 it was one of the top colleges in Maine, it had just 12 students. Today, over 9,000 students choose from 88 undergraduate majors on the college’s campus in Orono. The school also offers 64 master’s degree programs and 25 doctoral programs and has a library that is ranked as one of the best in the nation. The school is known for one of he nation’s oldest Honors College programs. The University of Main was listed in the Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges in 2011 for the seventh consecutive year. To learn more visit or call 207-581-1110.

St. Joseph’s College

St. Joseph’s College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Standish near Sebago Lake. The school welcomes students of all faiths and offers degree programs in arts and sciences, nursing, education, and business. With under 1,100 students enrolled on campus for the undergraduate programs, students receive a personalized approach to education. St. Joseph’s College also offers professional studies and graduate programs for adult learners through distance education formats that allow them to study from locations around the globe. To learn more visit or call 800-338-7057 for on-campus information and 800-752-4723 for online admissions information.

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