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University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, ME

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About This Campus

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.

2019/2020 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

2020/2021 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students
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Fast Facts

Location | Presque Isle
Population | 9,692
Enrollment | 1,463
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/14
Spring | 1/22-5/10

Campus Diversity

White | 84%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 10%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Notable Academic Programs
  • Exercise Science - Students will work with allied health care professionals in athletic training, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as fitness professionals. Students will gain knowledge in anatomy and human physiology as well as evaluation, corrective exercise, among other skills. Students depending on the concentration will be able to be certified as NSCA personal trainers, CSCS and or prepare for graduate school in athletic training, occupational and physical therapy.
  • 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.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Sciences

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Fine Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Human Biology

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

Communications: Journalism, Writing/Editing

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Education: Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: English, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Sustainability Studies

General Studies: Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy

History: History

Mathematics: Mathematics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
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 530.00 paper, 197.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 09/24/18.
  • Estimated cost: $4017.
  • 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 Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 15 ($233 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($233 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/24/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Distance Learning Course Support and Technology Fee $18.00 Credit Hour Plan A Optional
Other Fee $25.00 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee $25.00 Credit Hour Plan A Optional

Important Notes: The Distance Learning course fees and Online course fees are mandatory for anyone enrolling in those courses. Some courses, such as art or science course, may have an additional course or lab fee.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,858 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002033

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

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/24/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 18% living on campus
  • Double: $2425.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $250.00 declining balance plan.
  • $1862.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1778.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1718.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
The 19 meal plan listed above provides a $200 declining balance not $250.

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