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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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Farmington
Population | 7,500
Enrollment | 1,600
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/31-12/18
Spring | 1/19-05/07

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

  • Elementary Education

Unique Academic Programs

  • 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 - As the only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in Maine and one of only three in all of New England, the University of Maine at Farmington Creative Writing program provides the opportunity for students to hone their writing skills through workshops, literature courses and hands-on opportunities in editing and publishing. Small classes and an emphasis on one-on-one mentoring allow you to discover and develop your writing strengths in the genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Here, you’ll work closely with faculty who are published fiction writers, essayists, poets and screenwriters.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Community Health
  • Creative Writing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
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 550.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
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 ($288 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/22/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $80.00 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $20.00 Year Plan B Optional
Health/Wellness Fee $25.00 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Unified Fee $361.00 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Student Activity Fee is a student approved mandatory fee that is administered by the students for educational, cultural, social, and recreational purposes. Unified Fee is used to cover fixed costs of providing educational services that may not be directly related to the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled. This fee supports activities such as student services,the operation of facilities such as student and fitness centers, and student-utilized, instruction- related technologies.

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 07/22/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 45% living on campus
  • Double: $2678
  • 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.
  • $2441 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $2190 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2006 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans include declining balance dollars

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/22/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2243 Year Plan B Waiver Available

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,243 per semester.

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