Of course many UMF faculty are well-known and widely-published experts in their fields, but they chose to work at Farmington because have a passion for teaching. It’s their true calling. And they take the time to really get to know their students.
At Farmington, you’ll work closely with your professors. 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.
Collaborating with students on a research project, holding office hours to review a term paper, or chatting over a cup of coffee, our professors take the time to get to know you — your research passions, your favorite sports teams, what bands you’re listening to, your favorite authors and more.
U.S. News ranked the University of Maine at Farmington #4 (tie) Best Undergraduate Teaching – Regional Colleges – North for 2019. This is a category that recognizing schools that have faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. According to U.S. News, the rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching focus on schools where faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner. The category Regional Colleges – North includes schools across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland that focus on the undergraduate experience.
Here, the vast majority of our classes – even introductory classes – are taught by full-time faculty. We don’t use graduate assistants to teach our classes. (This is not the case at all universities.)