Unity College

Unity College

Unity College was founded as the Unity Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1965. It was renamed Unity College in 1967. The campus is spread across 225 acres in Unity, Maine. The 2007 edition of the U.S. News & World Report placed Unity College in its list of America's Best Colleges. Students are offered associate's, and bachelor's degrees, and certificate programs of study. There are more than 20 majors and over 10 minors, as well as study abroad opportunities.

Unity College's students participate in intercollegiate sports like basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Rams, the teams compete in the Yankee Small College Conference, and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The college also sponsors club sports including lacrosse, baseball, ice hockey, ultimate Frisbee, and indoor soccer.

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Contacting Unity College

Unity College
90 Quaker Hill Road
Unity , ME 04988
General Phone: (207) 948-3131

Unity College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Conservation and Resource Management37environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, natural resources policy, forestry, wildlife management
Science35wildlife biology, ecology, marine biology, environmental biology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, recreational therapy
Liberal Arts11English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences
Agricultural Science and Management9aquaculture
Education and Teaching5education courses
Landscaping and Horticulture4ornamental horticulture, landscaping

Number of programs and degrees for Unity College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12418
Associate's degree43

Unity College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Unity College had a total enrollment of 555 students (577 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 67%
(Foreign Students) 33%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 34%
22-24 19%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire11%
New York6%
New Jersey3%
Rhode Island3%
West Virginia1%
(International Students)1%

Unity College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %

Unity College Room and Board (2007)

Unity College offers campus housing for 360 of its 577 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Unity, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Unity College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Unity College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,750
Room and board $ 7,680
Room charge $ 4,610
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,070
Books and supplies $ 450
Other expenses $ 1,130

Financial Aid:
Unity College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 685800)

Unity College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$58,2971*
Associate professoracademic year5$47,3506$45,988
Assistant professoracademic year4$43,2364$42,163
All faculty totalacademic year18$51,90911$45,125

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Unity College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Education, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Environmental Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Wildlife Biology

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Unity College Highlights

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What Sets Unity College Apart:

% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Unity College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Unity College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Unity College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Unity College Male % of student body

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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