Top Universities in Maine

By | April 20, 2019

For those interested in studying in Maine, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Maine institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

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Rankings Schools
1 University of Maine (Orono, ME)
Tuition: in-state: $10,594, out-of-state: $27,454
Total enrollment: 11,168
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 77.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 78%
6-year graduation rate: 60%
Classes with under 20 students: 53.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 970-1190


Top Universities in Maine

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is the most famous and widely used symbol of the United States. As a rule, this is an elderly, strict, thin man with a beard and gray hair. Uncle Sam’s clothes are usually in the colors of the national flag of the United States: a blue tailcoat and trousers with red and white stripes. On Uncle Sam’s head is a top hat adorned with stars. For nearly two hundred years, Uncle Sam has represented the US government and is one of the most popular patriotic symbols of the United States of America.

Although Uncle Sam is the most famous symbol of the United States, he is by no means the only one. Even before the creation of an independent American state, in 1738, the name of Columbia was first used as a personification of the American colonies. This is a female image that became very popular after the proclamation of independence and was often used to personify the United States. So, for example, in the United States, several settlements were named after Columbia, including the federal district in which the US capital, Washington, is located. Among others, the image of Colombia can be seen in the famous Statue of Liberty in New York. In the 20th century, the image of Colombia lost some of its popularity, but even now it is sometimes used as a “female” symbol of the United States.

Another well-known character, popular even before the advent of Uncle Sam, is Brother Jonathan. Appeared in the 17th century as a symbol of the English Puritans, and later – the Puritan colonies of New England, after the Revolutionary War, it became a symbol of the American government and the country as a whole.

Brother Jonathan was usually depicted wearing striped trousers, a black coat, and a top hat. It is believed that one of the reasons for the popularity of this character in the United States was the presence of a real prototype: Jonathan Trumbull. Trumbull was the British governor of the Colony of Connecticut, but when the Continental Congress declared independence, he sided with the newly created state and was actively involved in supplying the American army. According to legend, George Washington, then the commander of the American troops and the future first President of the United States, several times uttered the phrase “We must consult with Brother Jonathan”, referring to the need to coordinate supplies with Trumbull. Like it or not, it is not known for certain, but at least until the first decades of the 19th century, “Brother Jonathan” was a common nickname for Yankees (natives of New England) and Americans in general.