The best college in Maine on the University Review Rankings is the University of Maine (find out more), placed in the 508 to 568 range in the listing. It is ranked as the 173rd and 445th best college in the US, by the USnews and Forbes, respectively. As the listing ranks are biased towards the bigger colleges it is especially noteworthy that Maine includes many good smaller ‘little Ivies’ schools.
Good institutions in the state include the little ivies: Bowdoin College (14th best college in the US according to Forbes; 5th best National Liberal Arts College according to the USNews rankings), Bates College (60th best in the US (Forbes); 19th best National Liberal Arts College), and Colby College (39th best college in the USA (Forbes), 15th best National Liberal Arts College); and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor (124th best overall, Forbes; 99th National Liberal Arts College).
List of Maine Colleges
|Name||Address||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Bates College||2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240||Private||1791||$45,650||$45,650||24%||1855|
|Bowdoin College||255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011||Private||1795||$46,808||$46,808||15%||1794|
|Colby College||4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901||Private||1820||$47,350||$47,350||26%||1813|
|College of the Atlantic||105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609||Private||362||$40,491||$40,491||73%||1969|
|Husson University||1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401||Private||2353||$15,590||$15,590||80%||1898|
|Maine College of Art||522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101||Private||378||$31,620||$31,620||1882|
|Maine Maritime Academy||1 Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04421||Public||994||$17,120||$24,040||65%||1941|
|Saint Joseph's College of Maine||278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084||Private||1,000 (total)||$31,920||$31,920||78%||1912|
|Thomas College||180 W. River Road, Waterville, ME 04901||Private||1339||$23,460||$23,460||73%||1894|
|Unity College||90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988||Private||554||$25,320||$25,320||89%||1965|
|University of Maine System|
|University of Maine at Augusta||46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330||Public||4,770||$7,500||$16,740||95%||1965|
|University of Maine Farmington||111 South Street, Farmington, ME 04938||Public||1901||$9,217||$18,305||84%||1864|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent||23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 0474||Public||1209||$7,575||$10,875||63%||1878|
|University of Maine at Machias||116 Obrien Avenue, Machias, ME 04654||Public||892||$7,490||$19,370||85%||1909|
|Umaine - Orono (Main Campus)||Orono, ME 04469||Public||9,182||$10,604||$28,484||83%||1865|
|University of Maine at Presque Isle||181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769||Public||1,263||$7,436||$10,736||78%||1903|
|School of Law||246 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME 04102||Public||254 (Grad)||1962|
|University of Southern Maine||37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038||Public||7098||$8,920||$21,280||82%||1878|
Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are Umaine – Orono (9,182 students) and the University of Southern Maine (7,098 students). While the smallest establishments include the College of the Atlantic (362 students) and the Maine College of Art (378 students).
Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by University of Maine at Presque Isle (In-state tuition: $7,436; Out of state fees: $10,736), and the University of Maine at Machias (In-state: $7,490; Out of state: $19,370).
Conversely the highest priced public institution included in the list of Maine colleges is the Maine Maritime Academy ($17,120 In-state tuition fees and $24,040 Out of state fees).
Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are Husson University ($15,590) and Thomas College ($23,460), whilst the most expensive universities in STATE state is Colby College ($47,350).