Unity College

Roughly 600 passionate, adventuresome students study here with nearly 40 dedicated, outdoor-loving faculty members. The campus is located on 225 wooded acres of farmland in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, however the whole state serves as hands-on learning laboratory.

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Unity, founded in 1965, has the history, experience, and foundation to know what they’re doing, but they are still progressive and forward thinking, and focused on the future.

The inclusive campus community is full of active learners—both students and teachers—who create adventures in order to help students grow personally and professionally. At Unity College, students learn by doing, balancing theory and practice. A cutting-edge, science-based curriculum ensures that students know how to communicate persuasively and effectively, while empowering them to move knowledge from a variety of disciplines into action.


Unity College's unique location makes environmental experiential learning easy, which is why they are America's Environmental College. Is in the in the middle of it all: outdoor summer and winter sports are within easy access to the College, while major metropolitan areas and airports are just a few hours away. Canada is just a four hour drive north, and New York City an easy day's drive south.

Nearly 70% of Unity students live on campus, forming a close-knit and inclusive community. The residence halls are relaxed and welcoming, with more doors open than closed. Diverse outlooks and backgrounds make life so much more interesting. The campus community offers six residence halls with comfortable double and single rooms connected by common areas. Because everything is close by, living on campus makes it easy to get to class, to the library or to the dining hall, and all of the great nearby places to play.

Traditional academic programs sometimes overlook the fact that learning is essentially experiential. A hands-on approach, combined with small class size, means that at Unity fieldwork is the rule rather than the exception. On any given day, the “classroom” might be a whale-watching expedition, an animal shelter, a hunter check station, or the top of a mountain. Lab time might include farming, camping, animal handling, ropes work, building, rock climbing, first aid, or any number of other activities.

In addition, the core Environmental Citizen Curriculum connects all students and degree tracks together with a science-based liberal arts foundation. This ensures students have the skills needed for success in a changing world and are able to read deeply, write and speak effectively—and think. The curriculum brings together students' learning in the classroom with their values, goals, and desires to make a difference in the world around them.

The dedicated faculty members are proven professionals in their respective fields, with hands-on experience in the subjects they teach.

Activities and experience of the teachers include:

  • Running immersion semesters at Outward Bound
  • Evaluating sites for wind power
  • Testifying at state legislative hearings on utilities and energy
  • Giving public presentations on the science of climate change
  • Collaborating with students on research presented at national conferences
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Creating renewable-energy demonstrations
  • Restructuring a chemistry lab to reduce toxic waste
  • Directing undergraduate research and developing sustainable energy projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Unity College programs prepare students for a world in which the environment as well as the job market will be rapidly changing. All areas of study at Unity are within the framework of sustainability science and blend academic rigor, field experience, and service learning with the goal of teaching students to translate knowledge into action. The solid, liberal arts foundation gives students the skills and habits of inquiry, analysis, and communication necessary to succeed in any profession. On this base, students build specialization in their chosen fields.


Unity College

Type of Institution:
  • Private College
Language in Class:
  • English
  • Center of Biodiversity
  • Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities
  • Center for Experiential and Environmental Education
  • Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection
  • Center for Sustainability and Global Change
  • Bachelors of Science
  • Bachelors of Art
  • Associates of Art
  • Associates of Science

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  • Unity, Maine, USA
  • Fall

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