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About University of Maine at Farmington

The University of Maine at Farmington is more than a school. It’s a place where you go to learn more than what’s in the textbook. It’s where you go to learn what you want to do with your life. Long considered the jewel of the University of Maine System, the University of Maine at Farmington is Maine’s nationally recognized public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts & sciences. It’s the affordable public equivalent of a small, private liberal arts college — a special place where students receive individual attention and where ideas are exchanged and concepts explored in highly personalized settings: in classes, workshops, labs, studios and more. Farmington is a small, residential campus peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, near Sugarloaf and Sunday River and smack in the middle of the best skiing, hiking, kayaking and rafting in the northeast. If you like the outdoors, you'll love us!

University of Maine at Farmington is a public, state school in an small town setting in Farmington, Maine. University of Maine at Farmington was founded in 1863 and now enrolls around 1,861 students a year, including 1,582 undergrads.

University of Maine at Farmington offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Maine at Farmington's endowment was $14.761 million The institution spends around $12,687 for each full-time student enrolled. University of Maine at Farmington employs one full-time professor for every 11 undergrads enrolled.

2021 University of Maine at Farmington Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 1%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean ACT score 20
Mean SAT score 1043
In-State Tuition $8,640
Out-of-State $19,350

University of Maine at Farmington Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will be notified by November 15.

University of Maine at Farmington Early Admission

University of Maine at Farmington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to University of Maine at Farmington is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
University of Maine at Farmington admits 1% of students that apply early action.

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University of Maine at Farmington Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Maine at Farmington. Around 95% of applicants get into University of Maine at Farmington each year. In 2021, 1,509 out of 1,595 total applicants were accepted.

University of Maine at Farmington Waitlist

University of Maine at Farmington reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Maine at Farmington?

University of Maine at Farmington is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Maine at Farmington, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Maine at Farmington Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Minimum 2.75 GPA for College of Education transfers, 2.5 for Health and Rehabilitation, 2.0 for all others
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

University of Maine at Farmington Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into University of Maine at Farmington is 1043. The mean ACT score for University of Maine at Farmington students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Maine at Farmington.

Does University of Maine at Farmington Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Maine at Farmington is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 76% submitted the SAT. 2% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at University of Maine at Farmington

Yes! University of Maine at Farmington provides on-campus housing for students.

University of Maine at Farmington students are active in the school's Bust-A-Move Beavers, Commuter Council and Campus Residence Council. Relay for Life, Spring Fling, and and Alumni, Family, & Friends Fall Fest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Maine at Farmington.

Financial Aid at University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine at Farmington meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,707 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is University of Maine at Farmington a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Maine at Farmington

About 72% of students who start at University of Maine at Farmington come back for their second year of college. Out of the 410 students who started at University of Maine at Farmington as first-time freshman, 190 graduate within four years.

Around 60% of students who started at University of Maine at Farmington earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $28,751 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Maine at Farmington sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Maine at Farmington a good school for you?

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Where is University of Maine at Farmington?

University of Maine at Farmington is located in the small town setting of Farmington, Maine.

If you want to see University of Maine at Farmington for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Farmington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Maine at Farmington and Farmington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

University of Maine at Farmington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Maine at Farmington is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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University of Maine at Farmington ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Maine at Farmington is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Maine at Farmington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Maine at Farmington SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

460 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above

Good

950 to 1130

Avg

950 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Maine at Farmington students is 1043. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Maine at Farmington, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Maine at Farmington.

University of Maine at Farmington Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,710

In State

$31,420

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,640
$19,350
Fees
$932
$932
Housing
$10,238
$10,238
Books
$900
$900

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Maine at Farmington is like? There are approximately 1,861 students enrolled at University of Maine at Farmington, including 1,582 undergraduate students and 279 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from ME and 17% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,861

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,572

Out-of-State

$20,282

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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