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Location:Presque Isle
On Campus:18%
  • Fall 08/31-12/17
  • Spring 1/19-5/12

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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3%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is located in the heart of northern Maine on a 150-acre campus.

As the hub of Aroostook County - the largest county east of the Mississippi - Presque Isle is within a short distance of many picturesque rural communities and some of the most beautiful, unspoiled wilderness an outdoor enthusiast could ask for. It's a short walk to Presque Isle's downtown area, which features shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Big Rock Mountain is a twenty minute drive from campus and offers the highest vertical of any ski area in northern Maine or the Canadian Maritimes. We are just a 10 minute drive to the Nordic Heritage Sports Center which offers world-class Nordic ski trails and mountain biking trails.

Notable Academic Programs
  • Athletic Training - Students will work with an athletic trainer in various settings and with a variety of health professionals. Students will have the knowledge in the discipline of athletic training. Students will be prepared to participate as a professional in the field of athletic training as an entry level clinician. Students will be prepared to continue in lifelong learning in the profession of athletic training. Students will be prepared as athletic training students for their future role in providing health care to the physically active. Students will be provided experiences that include sports requiring protective equipment. Students will be assigned to experiences which include their own and the opposite gender along with team and individual sport experiences, in high school settings. various college settings, and wide range of clinical settings. Students will be provided opportunities to present at and attend professional meetings. Students will utilize up-to-date equipment as part of the athletic training room and laboratory settings. Students will be exposed "Evidence Based" research within the profession and value research role in the growth of the athletic training profession. Students will be able to gain knowledge in the classroom and incorporate into their clinical experiences and link the accountability of clinical competencies course work in the athletic training curriculum. The athletic training program will integrate didactic and clinical phases encompassing the domains of athletic training as outlined in the 6th Edition of the Delineation Study and incorporate the Athletic Training Education Competencies" (5th edition 2011) to provide the knowledge, skills and clinical abilities to be mastered by students enrolled in professional athletic training programs.
  • Business Administration - The Business Administration Major is designed to give students maximum flexibility in their careers. Business Administration students are exposed to all the business functions such as accounting, marketing, finance, human resource management, production and operation, project management, information systems and recreations. Since most professionals change jobs, and employees, many times during their careers, the skills taught allow an individual to adapt to rapid changes in a technologically dynamic global marketplace. Students have the opportunity to develop their small business management and entrepreneurial skills, while also preparing to lead organizations through innovation and change.
  • Social Work - Students will demonstrate the capacity to plan and work with client systems of all sizes using the generalist social work methodology and the strengths based perspective. In particular students will develop a skill set for rural social work practice and working with diverse populations. Students will demonstrate respect for the positive values of diversity as a human strength and willingness to pursue creative work necessary to affect change for all client systems. Students will understand and apply knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual variables and use theoretical frameworks to understand systems of all sizes: individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Students will utilize critical thinking through the process of conducting research and the problem-solving process within the context of generalist social work practice. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the impact of social policies and social change and how to work as a change agent within social structures. Students will demonstrate the professional use of self in a manner consistent with the values and ethics of the social work profession. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Criminal Justice - Students will have a historical base of knowledge of both criminal justice systems as well as criminological theory. Students will be able to consistently connect criminological theory to criminal justice policy, both real and proposed. Students will have an understanding of the three parts of the Criminal Justice System - Police, Courts, and Corrections as well as the relationship between the three and within wider society. Students will have a breadth and depth of understanding of the connection of crime and social problems, specifically structural inequality around issues of race, class, and gender. Students will be well-versed in issues of ethics in criminal justice. Students will be proficient in practical skills required for positions within criminal justice agencies. The degree prepares students for many federal, state, and local law enforcement positions, as well as criminal justice social services occupations and admission to law school.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management - Certificate Program. The certificate is designed for students majoring or working in related fields who wish to enhance their employment prospects or future graduate work with skills in geographic information systems (GIS). Such skills are in demand in the fields of environmental management, community and urban management, information management, business management, marketing, criminal data mapping, wildlife management, natural resource management, tourism management, forestry, and land use planning.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Fine Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Human Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Management, Management Information Systems

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Writing/Editing

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Education: Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching and Learning

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Professional Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy

History: History

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Recreation, Recreation Leadership

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 530 paper, 197 computer or 71 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/16/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $3,718.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 15 ($220 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15 ($220 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/16/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee: $160 Year Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $45 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,185 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1185 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002033

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/16/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,788 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 1/2 mile+
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1708 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1628 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1569 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans come with various amounts of declining dollars.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.