As you narrow your college choices, look at the facts and take an apples-to-apples approach. Knowledge is power.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13-to-1

The University of Maine at Farmington’s great student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll work closely with professors who will know you by name. You’ll receive their full attention in a supportive, intellectually challenging, one-on-one basis.

Small Class Size

UMF prides itself on small classes where students receive individual attention and where ideas are exchanged and concepts explored in highly personalized settings: in classes, workshops, labs, studios and more. Here, we don’t do ginormous, anonymous lecture halls.

  • Percent of classes with fewer than 20 students: 64%
  • Percent of classes with 50 or more students: half a percent

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate: 72%

The higher the proportion of freshman students who return the following year, the better a school is likely to be at offering the classes and services that students need to succeed. Farmington’s Freshman Retention Rate is among the best, if not the best, in the University of Maine System.

Graduation Rate: 6yr 51%  |  5yr 48%  |  4yr 34%

The Graduation Rate indicates the average proportion of a class earning a degree in six years or less. The six year rate is the most commonly used Graduation Rate indicator. UMF’s Graduation Rate is among the best, if not the best, in the University of Maine System.

Number of Students

  • Full-Time Undergraduate Headcount: 1,673
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Equivalent (FTE): 1,583

Women-to-Men, of those who identified

  • Women: 66%
  • Men: 34%

High School Class Ranking

  • Percent in Top Quarter of high school graduating class: 42%
  • Percent in Top Half of high school graduating class: 84%

Where They Live

  • Percent of all students residing on campus: 53%

Where They’re From

  • Maine 81%
  • Other US States 18%
  • International 1%

Where in Maine?

All 16 Counties. Can you sing the 16 Counties song?

  • Cumberland 219
  • Kennebec 207
  • Androscoggin 164
  • Franklin 155
  • York 136
  • Somerset 109
  • Oxford 105
  • Penobscot 63
  • Sagadahoc 39
  • Waldo 35
  • Hancock 33
  • Lincoln 30
  • Knox 28
  • Aroostook 26
  • Piscataquis 15
  • Washington 12

Top 5 Non-Maine States (Maine is 1,673)

  • Massachusetts  84
  • New Hampshire  74
  • Connecticut  40
  • Vermont  32
  • Rhode Island  19

Percent of Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%

Approximately 98% of all full-time, first-year, degree-seeking University of Maine at Farmington students receive some form of financial assistance: scholarships, federal aid, merit scholarships, loans, institutional aid, student employment, etc. This is the norm here.