Selective College Guide Picks UMaine

Contact: Kristen Andresen, 581-3742

The University of Maine has been selected as one of 330 colleges and universities profiled in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” 2010 Edition.

The guide, written by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, is a selective, independent guide that focuses on “the best and most interesting institutions in the United States and Canada.”

It is a subjective presentation rather than a statistical one, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each institution in terms of academics, social life and overall quality of life.

Of the University of Maine, Fiske writes, “UMaine is a big school with a small-school atmosphere. Combine the state’s natural beauty with an increased emphasis on top-quality facilities and more intimate students/faculty interaction, and it’s no surprise that this campus draws more die-hard “Maine-acks” each year.”

The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship of colleges working on its behalf. Fiske has included UMaine since 2004.

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