University of Maine--Presque Isle

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181 Main Street

Presque Isle, ME 04769

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Phone: (207) 768-9400
2013-2014 Tuition
$7,436
in-state
$17,396
out-of-state
Students
1,463
enrolled
36%
male /
64%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
79.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#41 Overall Score: 25 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Summary

University of Maine--Presque Isle is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Maine--Presque Isle's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 41. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,436 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,396 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Maine at Presque Isle provides its 1500 traditional and non-traditional students with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. The curriculum combines liberal arts and selected professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire community. The University has adopted a learning focus that permeates the curriculum, student life, even the classrooms themselves. It is adventurous learning--intellectual, cultural, and outdoor adventure in an extraordinary natural and cultural environment. This adventurous learning provides opportunities for personal discovery and individual adventure so that students develop the skills and self-confidence to succeed in life.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $1,065,000

Applying

When applying to University of Maine--Presque Isle, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of Maine--Presque Isle is $40. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.9 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 79.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Maine--Presque Isle is 13:1, and the school has 74.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Presque Isle include: Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 19%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 28%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 6%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 6%

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Student Life

University of Maine--Presque Isle has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. University of Maine--Presque Isle is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,463
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Maine--Presque Isle offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Maine--Presque Isle also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Maine--Presque Isle, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Maine--Presque Isle.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Maine--Presque Isle, 85.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,428.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,436 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,396 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,576 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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