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University of Maine at Farmington - Description, Costs and Admissions Data

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The University of Maine at Farmington

The University of Maine at Farmington

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University of Maine at Farmington Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2012):

The University of Maine at Farmington accepts the Common Application.

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,179 (2,028 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,367 (in-state); $18,455 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $840 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,454
  • Other Expenses: $2,054
  • Total Cost: $20,715 (in-state); $29,803 (out-of-state)

University of Maine at Farmington Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Farmington Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,787
    • Loans: $8,143

Most Popular Majors:

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

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Maine at Farmington Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.umf.maine.edu/about/umf-facts/our-mission/

"As the public liberal arts college for the State of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers, and an enduring love of learning."

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