University of Maine at Fort Kent

23 University Drive, Fort kent, ME 04743-1292
Tel: (207)834-7500
Public | 1,173 students
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.

School Overview:

University of Maine at Fort Kent
CountyAroostook County, ME
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
47 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,173 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
611 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
562 students137 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 Admitted69%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)410-500450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-500460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)380-490440-570
ACT English (25-75%)15-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-1918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)17-2120-25

School Notes:

  • The University of Maine at Fort Kent seeks to transform students' lives through high-quality academic programs. Our dedicated faculty make teaching their top priority, and strive to inspire students with a life-long sense of excitement about learning. Small class size; a relaxed, friendly campus; and the beauty of the St. John Valley create a powerful setting for personal enrichment. Come with high expectations, and help us make them happen!
  • Academic programs are structured in four divisions, Nursing, Education (elementary and secondary), Arts and Humanities and Natural and Behavioral Sciences - this includes environmental studies, forestry and business management. Our two newest programs are E-Commerce and Rural Public Safety Administration. All of our programs focus on living and working in rural communities close to our natural environment.
  • UMFK, situated at the center of Acadian history and culture in rural Northern Maine, is a regional baccalaureate university within the University of Maine System serving 1100 students. Our unique geographic location across the river from New Brunswick, Canada, provides opportunities for international educational experiences and unsurpassed outdoor recreational activities in all four seasons including alpine and world-class Nordic /biathlon skiing, hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing. The people of the Valley are largely descended from the French-Acadians and French-Canadians and French is commonly spoken on both sides of the border.
  • The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been "Named a 2007 Best College in the Northeastern Region by the Princeton Review."
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