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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Farmington
Population | 7,500
Enrollment | 1,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/19
Spring | 01/21-05/08

University of Maine at Farmington

Farmington, ME

Small campus where faculty get to know their students.
Outdoor recreation abounds with many lakes, streams, mountains and rivers!

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 1,000 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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


Creative Writing program is highly competitive and somewhat limited. Contact UMF NSE Coordinator to discuss.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Elementary Education - The University of Maine at Farmington is recognized for its innovation and excellence in teacher preparation. UMF is one of only three nationally accredited teacher education programs in Maine; was the first in Maine to receive national CAEP accreditation (formerly known as NCATE); received full Maine State Board of Education accreditation; and UMF full-time faculty supervise students in their off-campus practicum and student-teaching field experience. https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/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. https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/programs/outdoor-recreation-business-administration-2/
  • 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. https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/programs/creative-writing/

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/01/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15 ($297 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $80.00 Semester Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $10.00 Credit Hour Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $20.00 Year Home Optional
Academic Support Fee $381.00 Semester Home Mandatory
Student Support Fee $453.00 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Student Activity Fee is a student approved mandatory fee that is administered by the students for educational, cultural, social, and recreational purposes. Academic Support Fee funds a portion of the academic support functions that all students have access to such as advising and library services. Student Support Fee funds a portion of student support functions that students have access to such as a portion of student services, student health center, counseling, and fitness center.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/01/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans include declining balance dollars


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/01/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $4648 Year Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Proof of health insurance required for international students only.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Other Health Related Comments
Canadian Students: Health insurance meeting the J-1 exchange visitor minimums is required. Students can purchase the UMS student health insurance plan or seek a waiver using another qualifying health insurance.

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