University of Maine--Fort Kent

2014 Quick Stats
23 University Drive

Fort Kent, ME 04743

Phone: (207) 834-7500
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#39 Overall Score: 26 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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University of Maine--Fort Kent is a public institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,169, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 52 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Maine--Fort Kent's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 39. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,575 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,535 (2013-14).

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

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a liberal arts based university offering quality baccalaureate and associate degree programs responding to the needs of northern Maine. The UMFK academic experience provides close interaction with faculty, small classes and the use of leading technology to prepare students for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy. Our curriculum emphasizes the special challenges of rural communities in America. The university preserves and fosters an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture while welcoming students of all ethnic and racial heritages. We celebrate our proximity to the wonder of Maine's wilderness and the joys of outdoor sports. UMFK contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the St. John Valley and we believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience of all.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1878
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $2,469,000


When applying to University of Maine--Fort Kent, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of Maine--Fort Kent is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.7 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 56.7%
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--Fort Kent is 18:1, and the school has 61.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Maine--Fort Kent include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 47%
Education 15%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Social Sciences 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%

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Student Life

University of Maine--Fort Kent has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,169, with a gender distribution of 37.2 percent male students and 62.8 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,169
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 N/A

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Campus Info & Services

University of Maine--Fort Kent offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. University of Maine--Fort Kent also offers campus safety and security services like controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Maine--Fort Kent, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Maine--Fort Kent.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Maine--Fort Kent, 83.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,957.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,575 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,535 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,400 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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