FARMINGTON, ME (September 13, 2022)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce it has been recognized for its quality and affordability by the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings where it is ranked a top 10 college in four separate categories within its Carnegie classification.
UMF recognized for its quality and affordability by the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
The recently released national rankings named Farmington No. 5 in Top Public Colleges, No. 7 as a Best Value for students based on academic quality and cost, and No. 7 as Best Regional College in the North.
In addition, UMF’s commitment to providing access to an affordable education is reflected in its ranking as the No. 6 Top Performer in Social Mobility. This ranking recognizes how well schools provide affordable access to higher education and graduate students from lower family incomes.
“It is an honor to receive national recognition for what UMF provides for our students every day, affordable access to a transformative college education,” said Joseph McDonnell, UMF Interim President. “In my time at Farmington, I have seen what makes UMF stand out in higher education – a commitment of faculty and staff to students, high quality teaching, experiential hands-on courses, global awareness and an education leading to a professional career.”
UMF is ranked in the Carnegie classification of Regional Colleges in the North. Like National Universities, Regional Universities and Colleges offer a full range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education at the master’s level with few if any doctoral programs.
College rankings are one of the tools that students and families can use to help them with their initial college search. Now in its 38th year, the U.S. News rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.
UMF was also ranked by Washington Monthly as a Top Public or Private Bachelor’s College in the U.S. The overall score is based on an institution’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and promoting public service.
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A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.
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UMF Associate Director for Media Relations