Ready to make a change for the best? The 120 students who transfer into UMF each year agree wholeheartedly.
If you’re interested in transferring to the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), you’re in good company. Approximately 120 students transfer to UMF each year.
They come to us from community colleges and four-year institutions — large and small, urban and rural, private and public, big-name and lesser-name schools — from around the state and across the nation.
Here, We Like Transfer Students
You’ve experienced someplace else and you had the courage and conviction to know you know what you want … and what you don’t want. That’s gutsy and we like it. In fact, we’ve found that driven, independent-minded transfer students like you end up being among our best students. Yes, you’ll probably fit in well here.
150 Years of Excellence
Celebrating its 150th Anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington is the nationally-recognized public liberal arts college for the state of Maine. It’s our mission. It’s who we are. It’s in our collective DNA.
At UMF, You’ll Be Treated Like a Person – Not a Number
We understand that at large universities you can sometimes feel like you’re treated like a number, that you’re an anonymous face in a vast sea of other people. Enormous lecture halls, mobs of people, professors who don’t even know your name. (We hear this from students who transfer here from big schools.) Well, UMF is the alternative to a big, impersonal school. Here, you’ll get to know everyone and everyone will get to know you.
Here, it’s all About YOU
The University of Maine at Farmington is a small, friendly, traditional campus where students are the center of the universe. Our small classes are taught by engaged, dedicated professors. Though many UMF faculty are nationally-recognized experts in their fields, they have a passion for teaching and also take the time to get to know their students.
Collaborating with students on a research project, holding office hours to review a term paper, helping with a multimedia project, or just chatting over a cup of coffee, UMF professors make themselves available to meet and talk with you.
“Everything here is pretty student-friendly. I think that that’s one of the nice things about Farmington — the close campus / town atmosphere. And the fact that UMF is a smaller school is great. Here you have a better connection with a lot of your professors.”
— Shane Koski
Computer Science major
From Auburn, Maine
Sharing ideas, debating issues, conducting research, or helping with a tricky assignment, our professors will become an active part of your life. And some will even become treasured lifelong mentors. This doesn’t happen at all schools, but it IS part of The Farmington Way.
A National Reputation for Quality and Value
Of course, UMF has been named a “Best College” for 16 years by U.S. News & World Report (1998-2013) but it is also considered an exceptional college value.
The University of Maine at Farmington was recognized by U.S.News as a best value “Great School – Great Price” for two consecutive years (2012, 2013). According to U.S.News, the higher the quality and the lower the cost, the better the deal.
“Farmington is closer to my hometown, so I was able to commute, so transferring to UMF saved me a lot of money. Last year, I encouraged my sister to transfer here. I told her all about the place and that I really felt comfortable here. She came to visit one weekend and absolutely loved it. So much so, she ended up transferring here, too. Farmington got both of us!”
— Kristen Simoneau
Community Health Education major
From Jay, Maine
And Now, a Special $1,000 Scholarship — Just for Transfer Students
Not only did UMF freeze its tuition rate for 2013-2014, it also offers One Thousand more reasons to transfer — a $1,000 scholarship dedicated specifically to qualifying Transfer Students. Check it out: Transfer Scholarship.
UMF Grads Are Hired
A 2011 survey of May 2010 University of Maine at Farmington graduates found that 91% of those who responded are either employed or attending graduate or professional school. Today’s ever-changing job demands and emerging technologies reward those who continue their education and pick up new skills. Your UMF liberal arts education prepares you so well for that challenge.
A liberal arts education at UMF (whatever your major) will give you the skill-set today’s employers seek from new hires, the ability to: research and analyze problems, to articulate and write, to think outside the box, and to understand and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Qualities that make you flexible and adaptable — for your first job and each promotion thereafter.
“At the school I transferred from, they weren’t interested in changing anything. No matter if we needed faster Internet service, better lunches — stuff like that; it seemed they just didn’t care. But here it’s totally the opposite — they’re always looking to change things for the better. Farmington does an amazing job of listening to the students. They do a great job with that, and a lot of programs are even run by the students. Like, the college radio station is completely run by the students and they do an amazing job with it. Here at Farmington, people go out of their way to help you.”
— Joel Hatfield
Secondary / Middle Education major
From Palermo, Maine
Take a Look Around
Check out our website and see if you like what we offer. If you like what you see and want to explore your transfer options in more detail, please contact us or come by for a visit.
We’d be happy to help you determine which of your courses will transfer in, walk you through the transfer process, and answer any questions you might have about transferring to the University of Maine at Farmington.
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994