University of Maine at Presque Isle

EXPECT the unexpected

Canadian students now pay less for college in the U.S.! With UMPI's Next Door program, Canadian residents get our in-state tuition rate, $3,675 a semester*--a 55% reduction in cost.

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Canadian residents get our in-state tuition rate, $3,675 a semester*--a 55% reduction in cost.

*Based on 15 credit hours

Get details about our Next Door tuition savings program

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Expect a high quality and affordable education

At UMPI, you can prepare for lots of 1-on-1 attention, learning customized to your needs, and hands-on research based on your interests. Our faculty offer coursework with real-world impact, encourage you to participate in research, and help you to be career-ready.

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Agricultural Science

Learn both the science and the business of Agriculture in UMPI’s Ag Science program, the only one of its kind in New England. You’ll train in the lab, in the field, and in UMPI’s state-of-the-art teaching and research greenhouse. And you’ll connect with members of the region’s ag industry as you solve real-world agricultural issues through the research projects you undertake.

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Get hands-on and in the classroom experiences starting your very first semester with UMPI’s Education program. All students complete 90 hours of field experience before they student teach, and have opportunities to deliver community-based activities, such as family literacy nights and after school programs. Already have a Bachelor’s degree? We offer a Canadian Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education route.

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Nursing is not just a career, it’s a calling. With the BSN program (offered by UMFK on the UMPI campus), you'll begin taking nursing classes your first semester. Find the specific type of nursing you’d like to do by getting a taste of everything! With over 600 clinical hours and 240 one-on-one precepted hours, there is no shortage of clinical experiences.

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Social Work

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is recognized by the Canadian Association of Social Work, UMPI's Social Work program prepares students through course work, field practicums, service learning, and volunteering efforts. Canadian students have the option to complete practicums in Canada, and upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for licensure in the US or Canada.

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EXPECT incredible value

A 55% reduction in cost means more opportunities and more options for Canadian students looking to go to college in the U.S. At UMPI, we're focused on timely degree completion that saves you time and money, and eliminates barriers on the path toward your chosen career field.
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EXPECT generous scholarships

You may be eligible for an UMPI Merit Scholarship. For our $5,000 award for traditional students, you must have an academic average of 90 or above and submit an official transcript (with grades for all 4 years of high school) to be considered. For our $2,000 award, you must transfer directly to UMPI from another institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 15 transferable credit hours.
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EXPECT to save money

Did you know that financial assistance may be available through the Government of Canada and your provincial government to help pay for your education at UMPI? We're happy to help connect you with resources if you want to explore this opportunity!

An education that defies expectation.

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