University of Maine at Farmington


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


Established in 1864, the University of Maine at Farmington is Maine's first public university. The school has a largely undergraduate focus that is appropriate for its designation as Maine's public liberal arts college. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the southern Maine location with easy access to skiing, hiking, rafting, and mountain biking. The university's core curriculum has a liberal arts focus, but pre-professional tracks in medicine, law and business are offered. Education fields are the most popular at the undergraduate level. Academics are supported by by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. The school takes pride in the close interaction of students and faculty. Be sure to check out Farmington in Four, a program that guarantees students a bachelor's degree in four years. On the athletic front, the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference. The university fields nine women's and seven men's varsity sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business, Early Childhood Education, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Secondary Education, Special Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2174
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 2386
Faculty: 129

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 35%
Percent Female: 65%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

224 Main St
Farmington Maine 4938


Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-778-7000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jamie Marcus
Director, Admissions
(207) 778-7086

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum cumulative GPA for transfer into most academic programs at UMF is 2.0, except for all Education programs and Rehabilitation Services, which require a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Typically, college-level coursework will transfer to Farmington if you have earned a C- or better in the general elective classes.

Credits (Min/Max):
UMF does not publish a minimum/maximum requirement for transfer credit.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants should have official test score reports sent directly from the testing service.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
UMF does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Please submit a personal essay regarding your academic goals and objectives, or on a subject of personal choice.

Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $40 application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 82%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -82%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 832

Other Expenses: 2163

Room and Board: 8168

Tuition and Fees: 18455

Total Cost: 29618

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 9367

Total Cost – In-State: 20530

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
UMF offers a variety of financial aid options.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7483

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 72%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 81%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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