About UMPI

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.

Learn more about our online undergraduate programs or all the online courses being offered by University of Maine at Presque Isle



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
  • StudentLoanHero.com, 2018:

  • #7 Most Affordable College in the Northeast
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