A Tremendous College Value
Every student deserves a high quality college education, but at a price they and their families can truly afford.
Families are more aware of the variety of college options and most are re-examining the range of college choices: an in-state school vs. an out-of-state school; a private college vs. a state-assisted college. A large university that is focused on graduate education vs. a small college or university that is focused on the teaching of undergraduates.
Value – Not Low Price Alone – is the Key Factor
Value – what you actually get for your money – is what’s important. And that’s where the Farmington option becomes even more attractive.
Here, you get the same kind of experience typically found at expensive, private liberal arts colleges: Small, intimate classes taught by talented professors whose passion is teaching. A true residential college atmosphere, where students and faculty alike participate in evening poetry readings, concerts and plays. A place where undergraduate research, hands-on learning experiences, honors studies, internship opportunities, and more are available to students in every major.
But because Farmington is a state-supported liberal arts college and is extremely efficient at keeping operating costs down, it is very attractively priced — especially when compared to schools of similar high quality.
You already know the University of Maine at Farmington was named a “Best College” 16 years in a row by U.S.News & World Report (2013-1998). But perhaps more importantly, UMF was named a U.S.News Best Value “Great School at a Great Price“ two consecutive years (2013, 2012).
Farmington in Four
Our Farmington in Four Guarantee is an innovative commitment to ensure you can complete your Farmington degree in just four years — or required coursework in your fifth year is on us *.
Farmington in Four has been expressly been designed for any first-year student, in any academic program, who wishes to graduate in four years, allowing you to begin to realize your professional dreams a full year or two head of your peers at many other colleges. That's a real competitive advantage for you.
It's also an economic advantage, the rationale being that if you complete your degree in just four years (as opposed to five or six) it will cost you less in the long run, saving on room & board, mandatory fees and more. It may also help you graduate with fewer loans and less debt. And you avoid the opportunity costs (i.e., lost wages and benefits) that come from a delayed entry into the job market.
* The Farmington in Four guarantee covers tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and materials for any coursework required for the completion of your bachelor's degree beyond the fourth year of study.
Now More Than Ever, Farmington is the Smart Choice