#4 Best Private Colleges in Maine

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, Maine

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Saint Joseph's College of Maine overview
Location Standish, Maine
Online sjcme.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Joseph's College of Maine overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Joseph's College of Maine, located in Standish on the shores of Sebago Lake, provides a serene campus experience within a rural 474-acre setting while remaining relatively accessible from Maine's largest city, Portland. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912, this private Catholic liberal arts college offers a comprehensive academic experience with a strong emphasis on undergraduate education exemplified through a diverse selection of majors. Notable programs at Saint Joseph's include nursing and health-related fields, environmental science, and business administration. The college operates with a more inclusive admissions policy. Supporting a residential campus, Saint Joseph's College offers students on-campus housing options. Although the college is not widely renowned for its athletic prowess, it does participate in Division III sports under the moniker of the Monks.

In the most recent statistical year 1,472 prospective students applied, and 1,190 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 201 enrolled in the school.  801 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 677 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $41,586 plus fees of $0. Saint Joseph's College of Maine is ranked 753 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint Joseph's College of Maine is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Saint Joseph's College of Maine overview
SAT 960/1120
GPA 3.0

Applications Accepted

Saint Joseph's College of Maine overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $14,936
Budget for Other Expenses$1,700
Total One Year Cost$59,422

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Joseph's College of Maine students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 30%
Business 21%
Education 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Biology 6%

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