Colleges and Universities Near FirstPark

Bates College

2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240

Private

Distance: 48.1 mi 

Website: www.bates.edu 

Business: N/A 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “Bates’ unique personality rests on the bedrock values of academic excellence, inclusivity, and social responsibility. A Bates education fosters intellectual inquiry and reflection, personal growth, and a commitment to the world beyond oneself.” 

Bowdoin College

255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Private

Distance: 53 mi 

Website: www.bowdoin.edu 

Business: N/A 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “It is the mission of the College to engage students of uncommon promise in an intense full-time education of their minds, exploration of their creative faculties, and development of their social and leadership abilities in a four-year course of study and residence that concludes with a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts.” 

Colby College

4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901

Colby College
Colby College

Private 

Distance: 3 mi 

Website: www.colby.edu 

Business: N/A 

Entrepreneurialism: DavisConnects is a program that connects students with business opportunities and assistance in launching start-ups.

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “With 56 majors and 35 minors, Colby offers the ideal liberal arts and sciences environment: the variety you need for wide exploration and the depth you need to focus in your area (or areas) of interest. Along the way you’ll gain the tools and experience to master any profession and adapt to any circumstance.” 

College of the Atlantic

105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Private 

Distance: 102 mi 

Website: www.coa.edu 

Business: Yes (Sustainable Business course of study) 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes 

Technology: Yes – science-based 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: Students design their own course of study. “A COA education isn’t just about learning—it’s also about transforming thought into action to make a difference in the world, starting now. We believe that tomorrow’s problem-solvers will need to work across multiple disciplines, collaborate, innovate, and think far outside the box.” 

Husson University

1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401

Private 

Distance: 60.1 mi 

Website: www.husson.edu

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: N/A 

International studies and/or international students: N/A 

Description: “Husson University is an academic community of thinkers, innovators and leaders. Whether you’re interested in learning on campus or 100% online, at Husson you’ll find programs that are professionally focused. Expert faculty who care about your success. Internship and networking opportunities. A close-knit and supportive campus community.” 

Kennebec Valley Community College  

Kennebec Valley Community College
Kennebec Valley Community College

Distance: 5.6 mi 

Website: www.kvcc.me.edu  

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: N/A  

Description: “With more than 30 programs of study, we offer academics that you won’t find anywhere else in Maine. Graduates of these programs are in demand across the region, and our close connections with area employers ensure the skills we teach are the skills they need.” 

Maine College of Art& Design

522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 

Distance: 72.1 

Website: www.meca.edu 

Business: N/A 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: N/A 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “Maine College of Art & Design delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.” 

Maine Maritime Academy

1 Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04421

Public  

Distance: 87.7 mi 

Website: mainemaritime.edu

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “Our student population numbers approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Our rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.” 

Mid-Maine Technical Center

3 Brooklyn Ave, Waterville, ME 04901

Part of Waterville High School 

Distance: 3.1 mi 

Website: www.sites.google.com/mmtc.me/mmtc  

Business: No 

Entrepreneurialism: No 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: No 

Description: “MMTC offers students a way to gain valuable skills in over a dozen career fields and we provide a pathway to explore options most young people never get a chance to experience. You’ll be able to earn college credit, take on an internship, and gain industry certification that proves you know your skills, and prepare for future study.” 

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 

278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084

Private 

Distance: 74 mi 

Website: www.sjcme.edu

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: N/A 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “A Catholic, liberal arts college, Saint Joseph’s College is founded on a foundation of faith and academic excellence.” 

Thomas College

180 W. River Road, Waterville, ME 04901

Thomas College
Thomas College

Private 

Distance: 3 mi 

Website: www.thomas.edu 

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes. “Entrepreneurship and Small Business program with resources and guidance from our Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation” 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “A career-focused educational experience does not have to be one void of inspirational and emotional vibrance. At Thomas College, we believe in the cultivation of the whole person.” 

Unity College

90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988

Private 

Distance: 21.4 mi 

Website: degrees.unity.edu  

Business: N/A 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: Science-based technology 

International studies and/or international students: N/A 

Description: “For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, our curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science – the first of its kind in the nation.” 

University of Maine System  

University of Maine at Augusta

46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Augusta

Public  

Distance: 16 mi 

Website: www.uma.edu

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: ”UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellent student support and civic engagement, and innovative professional and liberal arts programs.” 

University of Maine Farmington

111 South Street, Farmington, ME 04938

Public  

Distance: 30.9 mi 

Website: www.umf.maine.edu 

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “…the University of Maine at Farmington is Maine’s nationally recognized public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts & sciences.” 

Umaine – Orono (Main Campus)

Orono, ME 04469

Public  

Distance: 60 mi 

Website: umaine.edu 

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: Yes 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. Opportunity for all members of the University of Maine community and its constituents is a cornerstone of our mission.” 

University of Southern Maine

37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038

Public  

Distance: 79.4 mi 

Website: usm.maine.edu  

Business: Yes 

Entrepreneurialism: N/A 

Technology: Yes 

International studies and/or international students: Yes 

Description: “Committed to equity and excellence, the University of Southern Maine advances a culture of inquiry and belonging in which research, creativity, and innovation accelerate transformational development in our students, on our campuses, and in our communities.”