Maine Best Colleges Comparison

View the Maine Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Maine Statistics

There are 41 colleges in Maine - 18 public and 23 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $23,030 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $20,940. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,092 and the average acceptance rate is 72% for Maine Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Maine. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Maine colleges at Maine Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Maine Statistics
Top 11 colleges in MaineAll colleges in Maine
Number of Schools11 schools
(3 public, 8 private)
41 schools
(18 public, 23 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,841 (in-state)
$37,542 (out-of-state)
$7,673 (in-state)
$23,030 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,166 (in-state)
$23,272 (out-of-state)
$8,528 (in-state)
$20,940 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$24,364$11,571
Test Scores1,133 SAT, 25 ACT 1,092 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate63.20% 71.83%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.70% 34.44%
Population41,05671,720
Undergraduate32,17361,899
Graduate8,8839,821
Graduation Rate62.82%58.26%
Transfer-out Rate11.75%12.50%
Students to Faculty Ratio12.91 to 112.55 to 1

Top Colleges In Maine Comparison

Next table lists the top 11 colleges in Maine for academic year 2019-2020. Bowdoin College ranked top in the Maine Best Colleges Comparison and Colby College and Bates College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $37,542 for undergraduate programs $23,272 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Maine is 1,133 and the acceptance rate is 63.20%. The average students to faculty ratio is 12.91 to 1 for top colleges in Maine. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Maine Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Bowdoin College
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Private, 4 yearsBrunswick, ME
$56,350 $46,432 1,7779% - 8 to 1
2 Colby College
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Private, 4 yearsWaterville, ME
$59,430 $48,706 2,15510% 1,450 SAT
33 ACT
10 to 1
3 Bates College
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Private, 4 yearsLewiston, ME
$57,353 $46,375 1,87614% - 10 to 1
4 University of New England
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Private, 4 yearsBiddeford, ME
$38,750 $18,654 7,20887% 1,135 SAT
24 ACT
13 to 1
5 Husson University
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Private, 4 yearsBangor, ME
$19,160 $10,672 3,47385% 1,050 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
6 University of Maine
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Public, 4 yearsOrono, ME
$32,534
($11,744)
$9,704 11,74192% 1,155 SAT
24 ACT
16 to 1
7 Saint Joseph's College of Maine
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Private, 4 yearsStandish, ME
$38,820 $20,537 1,96787% 946 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
8 College of the Atlantic
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Private, 4 yearsBar Harbor, ME
$43,542 $33,765 37076% - 10 to 1
9 University of Southern Maine
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Public, 4 yearsPortland, ME
$22,996
($9,528)
$7,634 8,02288% 1,059 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
10 Thomas College
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Private, 4 yearsWaterville, ME
$28,430 $17,209 1,70584% - 26 to 1
11 University of Maine at Machias
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Public, 4 yearsMachias, ME
$15,602
($8,252)
$8,319 762- - 13 to 1
Average$37,542
($9,841)
$24,364 41,05663.20% 1,133 SAT 12.91 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020