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University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, ME

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About This Campus

Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price — providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive

Location Information

Farmington is located approximately 2 hours north of Portland, Maine and 4 hours north of Boston, Massachusetts.

2019/2020 Placement

Home Payment (B)

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and choosing alternate options.

2020/2021 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Farmington
Population | 7,500
Enrollment | 1,700
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/14
Spring | 1/22-05/11

Campus Diversity

White | 95%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 1%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Creative Writing program is highly competitive and somewhat limited. Contact UMF NSE Coordinator to discuss.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Community Health
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Outdoor Recreation Management - UMF's Outdoor Recreation Business Administration program (ORBA) is an innovative academic program with a broad four-season focus and an emphasis on business, with substantial coursework in outdoor recreation — including areas like snow sports, the river industry, adventure sports, hiking and camping, golf and inland fishing.
  • Creative Writing

Unique Academic Programs

  • Outdoor Recreation Management - Outdoor Recreation Business Administration program (ORBA)

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Gerontology, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Arts Administration, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Actuarial Science, Business

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Resource Recreation Management

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), French, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Education, Health Information Administration, Rehabilitation Sciences

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 16 ($274 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/04/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee $20 Year Plan B Optional
Health/Wellness Fee $25 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,858 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/04/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 45% living on campus
  • Double: $2640
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2223 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $2079 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1905 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans include declining balance dollars

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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