University Of Maine At Farmington

University Of Maine At Farmington

The University of Maine at Farmington, also known as UMF, is a public college of liberal arts located in Farmington, Maine, United States. It was established in the year 1864. It is one of the founding members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. UMF has been awarded one of the top ranks among the 'liberal arts schools' by U.S. News & World Report for ten consecutive years (1998-2008). The university offers major degrees in the fields of arts, science, and general studies. In addition, several minor degrees are also offered. UMF is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education, Health & Rehabilitation

The University Of Maine At Farmington's athletics department fields a wide variety of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division III and the North Atlantic Conference. They are nicknamed the Beavers. The Beavers participate in sports such as basketball, field hockey, soccer, and cross country, among others.

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University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main St
Farmington , ME 04938-9978
General Phone: (207) 778-7000

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University of Maine at Farmington Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching177special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, special education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, ...
Liberal Arts101women's studies, English, creative writing, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, geography, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling51psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33rehabilitation
Business and Management29business
Medical Administration21public health education
Science13biology, biological and biomedical sciences, geology
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Art Studies4art studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for University of Maine at Farmington in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44532

University of Maine at Farmington Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Maine at Farmington had a total enrollment of 2,351 students (2,052 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 40%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

University of Maine at Farmington Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 100 %

University of Maine at Farmington Room and Board (2007)

University of Maine at Farmington offers campus housing for 1,125 of its 2,052 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Farmington, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Maine at Farmington Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Maine at Farmington Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,206
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,982
Room and board $ 7,158
Books and supplies $ 560
Other expenses $ 2,590

Financial Aid:
University of Maine at Farmington participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 204000)

University of Maine at Farmington Faculty

University of Maine at Farmington has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$72,52416$69,574
Associate professoracademic year17$55,65920$50,535
Assistant professoracademic year15$47,33417$47,183
Instructoracademic year3$50,8174$48,585
Lectureracademic year1*9$41,407
All faculty totalacademic year57$59,15266$52,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Maine at Farmington Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Baseball North Atlantic Conference
Track North Atlantic Conference

University of Maine at Farmington Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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