UMaine again in annual Princeton Review, Fiske guides 

The University of Maine is among the best 386 colleges nationwide, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of its annual guide, and also is included again this year in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Colleges and universities profiled in this year’s “The Best 386 Colleges” represent about 14% of the 2,800 four-year colleges in the United States, according to Princeton Review. The company chooses the colleges based on data collected annually from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.  

Princeton Review’s news release about its 29th edition, “The Best 386 Colleges,” is online. This year, UMaine also was one of 40 colleges on the Fire Safety Honor Roll by receiving a Fire Safety Rating of 99 (the highest possible score). 

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 provides more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” schools in the United States, as well as in Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.

In the Princeton Review “Students Say” section on the University of Maine, it is noted that “the class choices are amazing,” professors and peers are helpful, and hands-on learning opportunities abound. As a result, students seeking “opportunity and a sense of community” say that UMaine feels like home.

For UMaine’s profile in the Fiske Guide, a biology major noted: “I didn’t know professors could be so attentive, intelligent, and dedicated to building their students’ knowledge.” 

As they did in Princeton Review, students told Fiske Guide about UMaine’s safe, caring community. One said that at UMaine, “we’re competitive, we’re focused on groundbreaking technology in our academics, and above all, we’re focused on taking care of each other.”

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745