Portland Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Portland Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Portland, Maine

There are at least 4 colleges in Portland, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,841 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,796 full-time students, and a reported 1,683 dorm rooms.

We also provide an extensive list of Maine Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Portland is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Portland.
  • Housing and buildings in Portland tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Portland.

Colleges in Portland with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Maine College of Art
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101-3494

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: sculpture, fine arts, photography, painting, graphic design, ceramics, art education, crafts and folk art
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 379 students, 353 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 144 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-600. Math: 450-580. Writing: 460-580.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
44 Oak Street
Portland, ME 04101

  • Programs: radiographer
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 16 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04103

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, social work, social studies, law, psychology, communication studies, teacher ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 10,453 students, 7,427 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,539 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-560. Math: 440-550. Writing: 440-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Biddeford Colleges 1 20,942 3,792 1,066
Brunswick Colleges 1 21,172 1,716 1,648
South Portland Colleges 3 23,324 5,211 415
Standish Colleges 1 9,285 2,847 871

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