University of Maine--Farmington

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111 South Street

Farmington, ME 04938

Phone: (207) 778-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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University of Maine--Farmington is a public institution that was founded in 1864. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,028, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,167 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,255 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) offers the educational experiences typically found at selective private colleges to bright and ambitious students from Maine and beyond. A member of the Council on Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMF offers baccalaureate programs of high quality in the arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A residential college with a focus on undergraduate education, UMF fosters collaborative, active learning in small classes; limits its enrollment through selective admission; invests in ongoing efforts to assess and improve teaching and learning; provides ample financial aid and academic support to students who need assistance; provides physical and technological accessibility; offers abundant opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, and leadership; and seeks out and celebrates human diversity. Because all graduates, regardless of major, complete a strong liberal arts core, UMF yields creative problem solvers capable of thinking critically, gathering and wisely applying relevant information, addressing complex challenges, and working with people from multiple backgrounds and fields.
Established in 1864 as Maine's first institution of public higher education, UMF today continues a long history of excellence. It has been named by U.S News & World Report a "Best College" for 16 years in a row, graduated four of the last five Maine Teacher of the Year awardees, has been selected by Princeton Review as a "Top Green College," and has earned five of five stars from Campus Pride as an LGBT-friendly campus. With a reputation as one of the finest state-supported universities in the northeastern United States, UMF is one of just 20 high-performing colleges and universities across the nation featured in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter. The volume cites UMF as a model of educational effectiveness and supportive campus culture, where students are engaged, satisfied with their post-secondary experience, and are successful.
As a public institution, UMF values engagement with, and service to, the community. Annually on Symposium Day students present scholarship and applied research to a broad audience. Through studies, clubs and organizations, and the Partnership for Civic Advancement, students are challenged to be active citizens in a campus community that helps them find their own voices, teaches them the humility to seek wisdom from others, and provides internship and other opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills beyond the campus.
UMF takes pride in being an intellectual, cultural, and recreational center. Located in a thriving small town in the foothills of the western Maine, UMF is convenient to the Saddleback, Sugarloaf, and Sunday River ski areas, the Appalachian Trail, the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, and a variety of lakes, streams and countryside that serves as a classroom as well as place to get away and enjoy nature. A Division III member of the NCAA, UMF supports 13 varsity sports. Events and lectures abound featuring art, literature, poetry, music, theater, and other cultural media. Described as smart, unpretentious, plucky, creative, and student-centered, UMF remains distinguished as an enviable college alive with a terrific student body, devoted faculty and staff, and a steady stream of innovative initiatives.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1864
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $11,043,000


When applying to University of Maine--Farmington, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. The application fee at University of Maine--Farmington is $40. It has an an acceptance rate of 87.5 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Maine--Farmington is 14:1, and the school has 70 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Farmington include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 31%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Psychology 13%
English Language and Literature/Letters 10%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5%

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Student Life

University of Maine--Farmington has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,028, with a gender distribution of 35.9 percent male students and 64.1 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. University of Maine--Farmington is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,179
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Maine--Farmington offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Maine--Farmington also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Maine--Farmington, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Maine--Farmington.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Maine--Farmington, 84.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,379.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,167 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,255 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,674 (2013-14)
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