Facts of Farmington

Founded in 1864 as the state’s first publicly funded teacher college and named the Western State Normal School, the school merged into the University of Maine system in 1968, and became known as the University of Maine at Farmington in 1971.

Since 2006, seven UMF Education graduates have been named Maine Teacher of the Year

Since 2014, three UMF Education graduates have been named Maine Elementary Principal of the Year

UMF has been ranked among the top schools in the liberal arts and comprehensive college categories by U.S. News & World Report 21 times since 1998.

Learn more about our national reputation at http://bit.ly/nationalreputation

There are 1,673 full-time undergraduate students at UMF with a student to faculty ratio of 13-to-1. Creating an environment where you work closely with your professors who will know you by name, and receive their full attention in a supportive, but intellectually challenging one on one environment. UMF offers small class sizes with 64% of classes having fewer than 20 students allowing for individualized attention.

81% of students enrolled at UMF are from Maine, however 18% of students are from out of state and 1% of students are from international countries!

UMF offers a variety of academic programs to study including Art, Business, Education, Rehabilitation Services, Sciences, International and Global Studies, and Pre-Professional Degrees and over 30 minors. 

UMF has so much to offer both on and off campus! With over 60 clubs and organizations to choose from; UMF offers it all! For more information about what is offered, click here.

UMF is environmentally friendly:

  • In 2016, UMF opened a state-of-the-art Biomass Central Heating Plant heating 83% of campus with Maine wood chips
  • Opened in 2006, the Kalilow Education Center earned UMF’s second LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • UMF made the Princeton Review Top Green College list in 2017, 2014, 2013 and 2012

Learn more about our commitment to environmental stewardship at https://bit.ly/environmental-sustainability

UMF is where many opportunities can begin. To learn more about some of the successful UMF graduates, click here!

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