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The University of Maine is seen in Orono, Maine.

(The Center Square) – University of Maine was ranked the top university in Maine, according to a new U.S. News analysis that rated the school 206th in the nation.

The 2021 list is the product of the U.S. News & World Report’s assessment of universities that offer undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degree programs. The analysis examined institutions of higher learning based on a variety of criteria, including academic quality, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, faculty resources and the range of undergraduate majors.

The Orono school charges $11,738 in tuition and fees for in-state students, and its enrollment came in at 9,430, according to the publication’s 2021 ranking.


Top National Universities

RankCollege / UniversityLocationTuition and FeesEnrollment
1Princeton UniversityPrinceton, N.J.$53,8905,422
2Harvard UniversityCambridge, Mass.$54,0026,755
3Columbia UniversityNew York City$64,3806,245
4 (tie)Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, Mass.$53,8184,530
4 (tie)Yale UniversityNew Haven, Conn.$57,7006,092
6 (tie)Stanford UniversityStanford, Calif.$56,1696,996
6 (tie)University of ChicagoChicago$59,2986,734
8University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia$60,04210,019
9 (tie)California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, Calif.$56,862$938
9 (tie)Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore$57,0106,256
9 (tie)Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Ill.$58,7018,327
12Duke UniversityDurham, N.C.$60,4886,649
13Dartmouth CollegeHanover, N.H.$59,4584,459
14 (tie)Brown UniversityProvidence, R.I.$60,6967,160
14 (tie)Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, Tenn.$54,1586,886
16 (tie)Rice UniversityHouston$51,1073,989
16 (tie)Washington University in St. LouisSt. Louis$57,3867,822
18Cornell UniversityIthaca, N.Y.$59,31615,043
19University of Notre DameNotre Dame, Ind.$57,6998,731
20University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles$42,980 (out-of-state), $13,226 (in-state)31,543
21Emory UniversityAtlanta$53,8687,118
22University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley$43,980 (out-of-state), $14,226 (in-state)31,780
23Georgetown UniversityWashington, D.C.$57,9287,513
24 (tie)University of Michigan, Ann ArborAnn Arbor, Mich.$52,266 (out-of-state), $15,948 (in-state)31,266
24 (tie)University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles$59,07220,351
26 (tie)Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh$58,9247,022
26 (tie)University of VirginiaCharlottesville, Va.$52,957 (out-of-state), $18,878 (in-state)17,011
28 (tie)University of North Carolina, Chapel HillChapel Hill, N.C.$36,200 (out-of-state), $9,021 (in-state)19,355
28 (tie)Wake Forest University)Winston-Salem, N.C.$57,7605,287
30 (tie)New York UniversityNew York City$54,88026,981
30 (tie)Tufts UniversityMedford, Mass.$60,8625,907
30 (tie)University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, Calif.$44,145 (out-of-state), $14,391 (in-state)23,349
30 (tie)University of FloridaGainesville, Fla.$28,658 (out-of-state), $6,380 (in-state)35,405
34University of RochesterRochester, N.Y.$58,2086,780
35 (tie)Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, Mass.$60,2029,370
35 (tie)Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta$33,794 (out-of-state), $12,682 (in-state)15,964
35 (tie)University of California, IrvineIrvine, Calif.$43,686 (out-of-state), $13,932 (in-state)30,382
35 (tie)University of California, San DiegoLa Jolla, Calif.$44,205 (out-of-state), $14,451 (in-state)30,794
39 (tie)University of California, DavisDavis, Calif.$44,407 (out-of-state), $14,653 (in-state)30,982
39 (tie)William & MaryWilliamsburg, Va.$46,283 (out-of-state), $23,362 (in-state)6,256
41Tulane UniversityNew Orleans$58,8526,968
42 (tie)Boston UniversityBoston$58,07217,983
42 (tie)Brandeis UniversityWaltham, Mass.$57,6153,688
42 (tie)Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland$52,9485,383
42 (tie)University of Texas at AustinAustin, Texas$39,322 (out-of-state), $11,106 (in-state)40,163
42 (tie)University of Wisconsin, MadisonMadison, Wis.$38,629 (out-of-state), $10,741 (in-state)33,456
47 (tie)University of GeorgiaAthens, Ga.$31,120 (out-of-state), $12,080 (in-state)29,848
47 (tie)University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, Ill.$34,312 (out-of-state), $16,862 (in-state)34,120
49 (tie)Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, Penn.$55,2605,178
49 (tie)Northeastern UniversityBoston$55,38214,202
49 (tie)Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, Calif.$58,0023,583
49 (tie)University of MiamiCoral Gables, Fla.$53,68211,307

Source: U.S. News & World Report