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The University of Maine at Farmington
- A nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty.
- Named a "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report for 16 consecutive years (2013–1998).
- Named a U.S.News & World Report best college value "Great School at Great Price" two consecutive years (2013, 2012).
- A traditional New England college campus located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.
- An affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college. (Just $17,591 per year for Maine
residents. As low as $21,783 per year for non-Maine residents — that's tuition, fees, room & board.)
- Challenging, distinguished and innovative programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional
- A small, friendly campus where students are the center of the universe.
- A place where caring professors work side by side with students — in research, creative endeavors, in the classroom and
- A college where four of the past five Maine "Teacher of the Year" recipients earned their bachelor's degree.
- An institution that offers unparalleled undergraduate research opportunities — at the level and depth often found only
at graduate school.
- A campus of 2,000 bright, creative, progressive students who thrive on challenges.
- A school that offers pre-professional tracks in medicine, law, and business; as well outstanding preparation for your
acceptance to graduate school.
- A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having fun. Lots of fun.
- A warmhearted, accepting community where it's OK to be who you are.
This is the University of Maine at Farmington.
The Alternative to a Private Liberal Arts School
Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences.
With enrollment limited to just 2,000 students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England's most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very attractive price point — providing a tremendous college education value in a spectacular natural setting.
The University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of 26 public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education.
UMF is also one of just 20 colleges and universities across the nation featured in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, a book that identified schools that serve as models of educational effectiveness. Schools featured included the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Michigan, the University of Kansas, George Mason University, Gonzaga University, among others. (UMF and Wheaton College in Massachusetts were the only New England colleges profiled.)
Innovative Curriculum: Fewer Classes But More In-Depth Learning
The University of Maine at Farmington operates under an innovative four-credit system, similar to what many private colleges use. This means that instead of taking five classes per semester, students here are expected to take four.
The beauty of this progressive new curriculum is that it allows for even more in-depth learning. Raising academic expectations, engaging students in deeper thinking, providing students even more opportunities for undergraduate research and internship opportunities.
Preparation for Professional Schools and Graduate School
Here at UMF, we've developed individualized course "tracks" in each pre-professional area — specific courses identified as ideal for meeting the entrance requirements of medical schools, law schools, and MBA programs.
From Ivy League universities to prestigious research institutions, our students are regularly accepted to some of the finest medical schools, law schools, MBA programs, and graduate schools in the nation. Those schools know from experience that UMF's rigorous liberal arts foundation and specialized pre-professional advising gives our graduates the tools necessary to flourish and succeed at their institutions.