In the most recent rankings of the US New and World Report (2010), the Department of Earth Sciences (now the School of Earth and Climate Sciences) was ranked higher against our national peers than any other ranked graduate program at the University of Maine. We ranked 69 in the nation among Earth Sciences programs. The School of Earth and Climate Sciences is also ranked by the National Science Foundation as being in the top 30 Earth Sciences programs in the country by research expenditure (most recent ranking in 2009). These are impressive numbers, but our program has improved significantly over the past few years, so we expect that our rankings have also improved.
For more information, see these reports: