Following are the leading universities and colleges in the U.S. state of Maine:

University of Maine - UMaine is one of New England's premier universities, with world-class faculty members and nationally recognized research. It has one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Honors College programs.

University of Maine at Augusta - It has been ranked among the top public comprehensive colleges in the north region by U.S. News.

University of Maine at Farmington - It is one of the finest state-supported universities in the entire northeastern United States. The University was named "One of 20 Schools That Foster Student Success" by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

University of New England - U.S. News & World Report has recognized UNE as one of the “Best Universities” in the North that offer “a full range of undergraduate and master's programs”.

University of Southern Maine - USM is northern New England's outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university. It has been named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review.

Husson University - It is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by numerous professional associations at the A.S., B.S., M.S. and Doctoral degree levels.

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) - Placed in the top 10 among the Tier 1 Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by US News (2010).

Bates College - It is widely regarded as one of the finest U.S. liberal arts colleges. Bates is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Bowdoin College - Bowdoin's overall acceptance rate was 18.5% in 2009, making it the second most selective NESCAC school, and one of the most selective colleges in the country.

Colby College - It is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the United States.

University of Maine at Fort Kent - It has a Carnegie Classification of Baccalaureate College.

University of Maine at Presque Isle - It is a publicly supported, baccalaureate institution located in northern Maine.

University of Maine at Machias - It is one of only a few colleges in the United States with an Environmental Liberal Arts (ELA) academic program.

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