About the University of Maine at Presque Isle
Located in the heart of northern Maine, the University of Maine at Presque Isle was established as a state teacher’s school in 1903. For more than a hundred years, the University has helped students find their path to great professional careers. We provide life-changing opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students with an affordable, high quality education. With a caring, small-university environment focused on student needs, UMPI serves as an educational and cultural hub for the entire region and beyond. In fact, UMPI is ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt (U.S. News & World Report, 2019).
The University offers a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs, as well as many degrees that can be completed fully online. UMPI is the first public university in Maine to specialize in personalized, hands-on learning combined with relevant career preparation. With our commitment to excellence and innovation, UMPI delivers an exceptional educational experience designed to give all students the ability to thrive and succeed academically, professionally, and beyond.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is one of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
UMPI is proud to be a member institution in the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN).
UMPI is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top performer for social mobility in the North, 2020.
U.S. News & World Report identifies UMPI as one of the most innovative schools in the North in their “Best Colleges Rankings,” 2020.
UMPI’s YourPace is nationally recognized for program excellence as an Abound College of Distinction.
U.S. News & World Report, 2019 Rankings:
- Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt
- Top 15 Public Schools, Regional Colleges North
- 35 Best Regional Colleges in the North
- #7 Most Affordable College in the Northeast