Best Maine State Colleges Tuition Comparison

In Maine State, there are 43 colleges and universities - 16 public and 27 private schools. Among them 41 schools have undergraduate programs and 15 schools offers graduate programs. You can list all Maine schools and analyze Maine tuition statistics for those schools. Belwo we introduce best colleges in Maine State where Bowdoin College is ranked top and Colby College is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best maine state schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Maine State College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 15% 1,799
Colby College Waterville, ME Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 26% 1,857
Bates College Lewiston, ME Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 24% 1,792
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 74% 348
University of New England Biddeford, ME Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 86% 7,794
University of Maine Orono, ME Public, Four or more years 81% 10,922

Best Maine State Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best Maine State colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Maine State schools at best Maine State schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best Maine State - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Bowdoin College $46,354$832 $46,354$832
Colby College $45,360$700 $45,360$700
Bates College $46,750$800 $46,750$800
College of the Atlantic $41,535$600 $41,535$600
University of New England $33,540$1,400 $33,540$1,400
University of Maine $8,370$1,000 $26,640$1,000

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best Maine State - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Bowdoin College -$832 -$832
Colby College -$700 -$700
Bates College -$800 -$800
College of the Atlantic $28,242$600 $28,242$600
University of New England $23,172$1,400 $23,172$1,400
University of Maine $8,648$1,000 $25,064$1,000

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best Maine State - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Bowdoin College $12,760$1,250 -- -
Colby College $12,150$900 $5,040$900 $900
Bates College $13,690$1,250 -- -
College of the Atlantic $9,432$1,080 -- -
University of New England $12,920$2,750 $9,700$3,650 $3,650
University of Maine $9,576$2,200 $9,576$2,200 $2,200

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