Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is the flagship university of the public University of Maine System, the largest university in the state, and the only institution in Maine to be classified as a research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Maine is one of the best universities in New England; it boasts a wide variety of programs, nationally recognized research programs, and state-of-the-art facilities. The university offers 88 bachelor’s degree programs, 64 master’s degree programs, and 25 doctoral programs. The most popular majors at the University of Maine are Engineering, Business, Management, Education, Health Professions & Clinical sciences, and Social Sciences. Its library has been recognized as one of the best in the country, and it boasts one of the country’s oldest and best known Honors College programs.
The university offers small class sizes; nearly half of its classes have fewer than 20 students. Its student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1.