St Joseph's College of Maine

This small Catholic college is very popular for Cheverus students who wish to attend a college near home. Many live in the dorms to have the whole college experience.


  • Their nursing program is very good and very competitive to get into. 
  • Do you like to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity? SJCME is active in that group.
  • Like eating local food? They have a farm across the street that supplies the college with fresh food! Students also pick the crops to bring to the local food pantry.
  • 40 majors. Popular ones are education and business.
  • small classes are the hallmark of a SJCME education
  • it's on a hill overlooking Sebago Lake: gorgeous location!
Admissions Information
our rep is Lynn Brown. She explained the following elements of the application process:
  • your essay is the one place where they hear your voice
  • a teacher letter of recommendation describes you as a student and citizen in the classroom
  • the counselor letter of recommendation gives lots of background info on you, and any growth you experienced over your 4 years at Cheverus
  • your transcript and SAT/ACT scores are #1. For nursing, your SAT/ACT scores must be high so the college is assured you will pass the nursing exams later on
  • an interview is recommended
I met Blake, a 2011 graduate, bio major, and admissions counselor. He talked about the many service trips to Kentucky, Louisiana, NYC, Guatemala and Haiti. He was a member of the new men's lacrosse team and how there's also a women's lax team. basketball is big here, and all the students turn out to watch the games. Athletes have higher GPAs than non-athletes at SJCME.

Financial Aid Information

  • total cost $44,000 (tuition, room and board)
  • merit aid is awarded based on GPA and test scores
  • need based aid is also awarded
  • they require the FAFSA
  • use their online calculator to see if you qualify
updated 4/2013

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