Provided by Unity College
Unity College is a small, private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.
Our academic programs are totally focused on the environment-which offers you a distinctive opportunity to live your passion and make a difference in others' lives and in the natural world. In the process, you'll develop your leadership abilities in the classroom and in the field. Our supportive community dedicates itself to getting you into collaborative, sustainable outdoor experiences and encouraging your active personal and professional growth.
Your classrooms are the lakes, mountains, forests, rivers, parks, bogs, and barrens of rural Maine and other sites across the United States and around the world. Prepare to get your hands dirty, your feet wet, and your mind opened. Oh, yeah. . .we do use a few great spots that still have four walls, a floor, a roof, a few windows (yes!), a bit of heat, and some outstanding lab equipment.
At Unity, you learn by doing. In the classroom, in the field, in the lab, on the mountain, in the forest, on the lake-your active, collaborative experiences balance theory and practice. You not only understand the basics; you know how to put them to use and expand the possibilities of your profession.
Your strong connection to the natural world makes you a welcome part of our community. We're a small bunch (a few more than 500 hardy souls) who know your name and want to get to know more about you. Our faculty and staff are so approachable, you'll see them in their flannels, cords, and boots at the same places you and your friends hang out. Our diverse student body embraces the full spectrum from conservation to preservation and everything in between. Because we all love the environment, we're a friendly and accepting group, and we encourage you to be who you are. You'll like it here!
The campus of Unity College is 225 acres of fields and woodlands overlooking Unity Pond and the village of Unity, which is located about two hundred miles northeast of Boston. It is within forty miles of Augusta and Bangor; is within fifteen miles of Waterville, and is twenty-five miles from Penobscot Bay and the Atlantic coast. The academic programs of Unity College are enhanced by the rich natural history of the region, from the mountains of western Maine to the rocky eastern coast.