The Best 4-Year Colleges in Maine

The University of Maine at Machias came in at the best-four year college in the state of Maine according to a report released by Schools.com.

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The College of the Atlantic comes in at the #10 spot for its individualized attention and institutional grant aid. The school has fewer than 350 students and offers assistance from professors and advisers.
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Bowdoin College takes the #9 spot for its high institutional grant and most average net price for low-income students.
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Colby College earns the #8 spot for its high graduation rate and return on freshman year students. The college also offers a good amount of grant aid.
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The University of Maine at Farmington takes the #7 spot for its tuition and affordability. The university also has a high graduation retention rate.
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The University of Maine at Augusta earns the #6 spots for its online bachelor's degree programs. It also has an extremely extensive distance education catalog.
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The University of Maine at Presque Isle takes the #5 spot for its lowest raw cost of tuition and fees. The school also has a high graduation rate.
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University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine takes the #5 spot for its large academic catalog both online and on-campus.
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The University of Maine at Fort Kent earns the #3 spot for its distance education programs. In addition, it has very affordable tuition and fees.
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The University of Maine's main campus earns the #2 spot for the largest variety of academic programs in the state. There are 246 programs offered on campus.
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The University of Maine at Machias takes the top spot for its affordability. It also offers a great deal of programs via distance education.
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