University of Maine at Farmington

224 Main St, Farmington, ME 04938-9978
Tel: (207)778-7000
Public | 2,173 students
The University of Maine Farmington serves a statewide mission as Maine's public liberal arts college. We offer the educational experiences typically found at selective private colleges to bright and ambitious students from Maine and beyond. We are committed to the belief that a liberal education in a residential setting is the best preparation for careers and for citizenship. Because all our graduates, including those who have studied in pre-professional programs, are liberally educated, they are creative problem solvers who have learned how to work on complex challenges with people from a variety of backgrounds and fields.

School Overview:

University of Maine at Farmington
CountyFranklin County, ME
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
138 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,173 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,869 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
304 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,022 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
151 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted88%64%

School Notes:

  • Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine Farmington is Maine’s selective public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. With enrollment limited to just 2,000 students, we’re about the same size as many of New England's most selective private colleges and offer many of the same advantages, yet at an affordable price.
  • The University of Maine Farmington offers a wide variety of majors (or “degree programs”) as well as minors and a certificate program. The bachelor’s degree at UMF requires the completion of 120 or more credits of study, depending on the major, and usually takes four years (eight semesters) of full-time study to complete. Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), and Bachelor of Science (B.S.).
  • UMF offers baccalaureate programs of high quality in the arts and sciences, education, and human services. Specifically, we prepare women and men for a better life by developing intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and decision-making, commitments to health and wellness, communication skills, technology skills, aesthetic appreciation, respect for human diversity, environmental stewardship, responsible citizenship in the global community, and an appreciation for the intellectual heritage of humankind.
  • Over the years, we’ve earned a national reputation for excellence. In fact, in its 2008 guide, U.S.News & World Report named UMF "One of America's Best Colleges" for the tenth consecutive year (1998-2008). We’re the only college of our kind in New England to receive that distinction.
  • University of Maine Farmington is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.
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