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UMPI receives fifth top ranking from U.S. News

Officials at the University of Maine at Presque Isle are pleased to announce that the institution has garnered a fifth top ranking from U.S. News and World Report as part of its 2023 Best Colleges list. UMPI is a top 15 U.S. school with the lowest cost for international students.

The ranking spotlights institutions across the country that have the lowest reported total costs for international students in 2022-2023. The schools that made the list have annual total costs below $24,600. At UMPI, the annual cost for international students, including tuition and fees, room and board, books, and transportation is estimated at $24,590.

UMPI ranked #15 on this list—which looked at 544 ranked colleges that enrolled at least 25 international students—and was the only institution from the northeast featured.

Earlier this academic year, UMPI received four other top rankings on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges list. UMPI was named among the top tier of Best Regional Colleges in the North, the 20 Top Public Schools in the North, the top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with least debt, and the top 30 Regional Colleges in the North for Social Mobility.

“Affordability, innovation, and personalization are the hallmarks of an UMPI education, and we’re so pleased to have the work we do in those areas spotlighted by U.S. News and World Report,” UMPI President Ray Rice said. “Whether our students are from Maine, another state, or another country, we strive to provide them with a high quality and incredibly affordable education so that, once they graduate, they’re ready to move forward quickly and confidently on their career path.”

U.S. News and World Report has published its Best Colleges rankings since 1983. According to its website, the rankings provide an excellent starting point for families searching for the best academic value for their money and allow them to compare, at a glance, the relative quality of institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.