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Maine is located in the in the New England region of the United States. The capital of Maine is Augusta, and the largest city is Portland. The state borders both Canada and the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by only one U.S. state, which is New Hampshire. Maine was the 23rd state admitted into the Union. For students looking to attend college in Maine, here are the safest colleges in the state for you to consider.

For the sake of this list , a “college” is considered any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. Campus crime rates are based on the number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

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#1 University of Maine at Augusta

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Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta is considered the safest college in Maine. This school is a public institution located in Augusta, Maine, and it is part of the University of Maine System of universities. For students who enjoy the outdoors, the University of Maine at Augusta is 15 minutes from the Kennebec River. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#2 Maine College of Art

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Located in Portland, Maine, Maine College of Art is a private school founded in 1882. The school is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. At Maine College of Art, the acceptance rate is 96%, the student to faculty ratio is low at 10:1, and the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#3 University of New England

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A school located in Biddleford, Maine, the University of New England is a private college founded in 1831. It is Maine’s only medical and dental school. This university has the benefit of being located at the mouth of the Saco River near the Atlantic Ocean. At the University of New England, the campus crime rate is 0 per 1000.

#4 Thomas College

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Thomas College is a private business and liberal arts college located in Waterville, Maine. It was founded in 1894, and the school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. There are 24 different degree programs offered here with the most popular being Business Administration and Management. The campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#5 Husson University

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Founded in 1898 as Shaw School of Business, Husson University is a private school located in Bangor, Maine. It received university status in 2008. The acceptance rate here is 75%, and the student to faculty ratio is 15:1. The school offers 57 undergraduate degree programs and 16 graduate degree programs. The campus crime rate at Husson University is 0 per 1000.

#6 Colby College

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Another college located in Waterville, Maine, Colby College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1813, which makes it the 12th oldest private liberal arts college in the United States. The school has 169 full-time instructional faculty members and a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. The campus crime rate here is 1 per 1000.

#7 University of Southern Maine

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The University of Southern Maine is a public university located in Portland, Maine. It was founded in 1878, and it is part of the University of Maine System of universities. The most popular majors and the University of Southern Maine are Business Administration and Management and Registered Nursing. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#8 Bates College

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A school located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College is a private liberal arts school founded in 1855. The school has the benefit of being located between Portland and Augusta. It is also only 30 mintues from the Atlantic Ocean. At Bates College, there is a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, and the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

#9 University of Maine at Presque Isle

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a public university located in Presque Isle, Maine. It was founded in 1903, and the school is part of the University of Maine System of universities. This university is only 30 minutes from the United States and Canada border. The campus crime rate here is 0 per 1000.

#10 New England School of Communications

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A school located in Bangor, Maine, New England School of Communications was founded in 1981. The school is part of Husson University. There are two degree programs offered here; Audiovisual Communications Technologies and Theatre Design. At New England School of Communications, the campus crime rate is 1 per 1000.

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