We are the size of a great liberal arts college with the career offerings of a large university. And, if you love the outdoors and the comfort and safety of small town life, you'll feel right at home.
New England is renowned as the higher education heart of the world. It has eminent private universities, superb liberal arts colleges, and impressive public university systems that offer something for every educational need.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a century-old public university in a city of 10,000. Presque Isle is located in the heart of the largest county east of the Mississippi Riverâ€”Aroostook Countyâ€”"The County" to those who know her. The school's carefully designed liberal education program offers a superb learning experience taught by teachers and mentors who know you, challenge you, and care for you. Classes are small and taught by professors, not teaching assistants. The university also has a strong selection of professional programs that prepare you directly for the work force. Are you interested in a career in elementary and secondary education, business, social work, athl...
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The University of Maine at Presque Isle provides its 1400 traditional and non-traditional students with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. One of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System, UMPI combines liberal arts and selected professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire community. The University has adopted a learning focus that permeates the curriculum, student life, even the classrooms themselves. It is adventurous learning--intellectual, cultural, and outdoor adventure in an extraordinary natural and cultural environment. This adventurous learning provides opportunities for personal discovery and individual adventure so that students develop the skills and self-confidence to succeed in life.
The campus sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine. The city of Presque Isle, population 10,500, offers opportunities for both summer and winter outdoor sports and is the primary commercial center of the region. Combining clean air, clear skies, and safe small-town life next door to the North... [ Read All ]
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Information For Undergraduates
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle is a four-year degree program intended to provide the student with an extensive, studio-oriented education.
The student's development in both conceptual and technical competence is of interest to the faculty in Art, who believe that creative vision and technical expertise are equally necessary for the practicing artist. Courses in art history and film complement the studio courses, enriching the student's experience of art in its varied forms. The encouragement of excellence in critical inquiry and experimentation is an important feature of the program.
Highlights of the BFA program are the Senior Show, the rich variety of art experiences, the availability of the New York Study Tour and the European Art Study Tour, and the opportunity to work with practicing artists.
Admission to the BFA program
recommended: Art 101, Art 102, Art 103, Art 211, Art 212
To gain admission to the BFA program, the prospective candidate should submit to the faculty in Art, before February of the sophomore year, a portfolio of previous work and a written sta... [ Read All ]
Information For International Students
We designed a page to help you find important information about studying in the United States and specifically at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Here you will find information about immigration, employment, visas, and information to help you feel welcome at our university. We have tried to help you with the most common questions new students have. If you have additional questions not answered on this page please let us know and we will help you locate the answers you need. You are welcome to call or visit our office anytime.