The University of Maine (UMaine) is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast, offering bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctoral programs and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the US. It is the "flagship" University of the seven member University of Maine System.

The University of Maine has been accredited since 1929 through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Maine Business School is accredited by AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Public Policy and Administration (NASPAA). The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program of the School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The B.S. in Forestry program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. The University also received accreditations from many other professional societies.

The University of Maine Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Center, Inc.

University Rankings:

- University of Maine is ranked 152nd among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- It is the only institution in Maine ranked as a national university in the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings (2010). In addition The University of Maine School of Law is listed in the top 100 law schools in the nation.

- It is one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review (2009).

- 87th in the NRC Ranking of Best Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Doctoral Programs (2007).

- It has been selected by the Princeton Review as one of America's Best 361 Colleges.

- Ranked in Barron's 247 Best Buys in College Education.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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