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University Recognitions

  • Flagship campus of the University of Maine System
  • Maine’s only land-grant and sea-grant institution
  • Maine’s premier research institution
  • One of top 100 universities nationwide for research, with recent annual awards of more than $100 million (National Science Foundation)
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report (2012) as among the nation’s top 100 public universities
  • One of America’s best 376 colleges, according to The Princeton Review (2011)
  • One of America’s Top Colleges, according to Forbes (2011)
  • One of 330 colleges selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, compiled by former New York Times editor Edward Fiske (2011)
  • Ranked in Tier 1 of America’s Top National Universities, the only university in Maine to be so ranked (U.S. News and World Report, 2012)
  • Ranked in the top 8 percent of colleges and universities nationwide to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Research University-High Research Activity” institution
  • Among public flagship universities, UMaine is ranked first in the nation for fostering access and success for low-income and minority students. (The Education Trust, 2010)