Unity is a national leader in sustainability science.
What does it mean to be—and make—leaders in sustainability science? It means merging humanities with science, merging natural science with social science, and merging knowledge with practice. It means caring more about finding solutions to urgent human and ecological needs than about assigning blame for the problems. It means including rather than dividing—in the dorms, in the classroom, and in our approach to the world.
- Located on 225 acres in Unity, Maine (pop. 2,134)
- Founded in 1965
- Private, liberal arts, sustainability science-based with an environmental focus
- Bachelor’s and associate's degrees
- Student/faculty ratio: 10/1
- Average class size: 18
- Average GPA (2013): 3.30
- 515 students (Spring 2014)
- 1:1 male-to-female ratio
- Students from 39 states
- Approximately 70 percent of students live on campus
- No fraternities or sororities
- 90 percent of students receive financial assistance
- Internship sites in nearly 50 states and around the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Belize, Ghana, Chile, Iceland and Israel.
- Study abroad opportunities in 23 countries
- Within one year, 89% of alumni indicated they were employed or pursuing graduate degrees at prominent institutions across the country
- Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- Committed to the principle that all of its students, faculty and staff have a right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, or previous military experience