Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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.

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio:  11-to-1

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.

  • Classes with fewer than 20 students:  72.2%
  • Classes with at least 20 but less than 50 students:  26.6%
  • Classes with 50 or more students:  1.1%

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate

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.

  • Retention Rate:  66%

Graduation Rate

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 typically among the best, if not the best, in the University of Maine System. Below is based on the 2014 cohort.

  • 6-year Graduation Rate:  55%
  • 5-year Graduation Rate:  53%
  • 4-year Graduation Rate:  42%

Number of Students

  • Full-Time Undergraduate Headcount:  1,293
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Equivalent (FTE):  1,307

Enrollment of Fall 2021 Entering Class

Total New (first time) Full-Time Students (First-Year + Transfers)  409
Maine Residents  311
Non-Maine Residents  98

Transfer Students
Number of new Transfer students:  66  (16.1%)

Where students transferred from (number and list of ea. Institutions by category)

  • From Maine Community College System  33  (50%)
  • From Other Institutions  26  (39%)
  • From within the University of Maine System  7  (11%)

Women-to-Men, among those who chose to identify*

  • Self-identifying as Women:  68.4%
  • Self-identifying as Men:  31.6%

* Students are not required to self-identify gender.

High School Class Ranking*

  • Percent in Top Half of high school graduating class:  79%
  • Percent in Top Quarter of high school graduating class:  39%
  • Percent in Top 10 Percent of high school graduating class:  12%

* Fewer students submit a high school ranking each year and many high schools no longer collect or report class ranking data.

Applications & Acceptance

  • Completed applications received:  1,726
  • Applications received from Maine residents:  1,138  (65.9%)
  • Applications received from non-Maine residents:  588  (34.1%)
  • Applications received from non-US citizens (international students):  8  (0.5%)
  • UMF Acceptance Rate:  96.6%
  • Admitted Students:  1,668

Where They Live

  • First-Time students residing on campus:  97%
  • All students residing on campus:  54%

Where They’re From

  • Maine  1,025  (79.3%)
  • Massachusetts  68  (5.3%)
  • New Hampshire  55  (4.3%)
  • Connecticut  40  (3.1%)
  • Vermont  29  (2.2%)
  • Rhode Island  12  (0.9%)
  • New York  6  (0.5%)
  • New Jersey  5  (0.4%)
  • All other states  50  (3.9%)
  • International  3  (0.2%)

Where in Maine?

Our full time students are from all 16 Counties. Can you sing the 16 Counties song?

  • Cumberland  178  (17.1%)
  • Kennebec  163  (15.6%)
  • York  119  (11.4%)
  • Franklin  106  (10.2%)
  • Androscoggin  105  (10.1%)
  • Oxford  64   (6.1%)
  • Somerset  59  (5.7%)
  • Penobscot  46  (4.4%)
  • Hancock  33  (3.2%)
  • Lincoln  33  (3.2%)
  • Sagadahoc  32  (3.1%)
  • Waldo  25  (2.4%)
  • Knox  30  (2.9%)
  • Aroostook  24  (2.3%)
  • Piscataquis  14  (1.3%)
  • Washington  12  (1.2%)

Students Receiving Financial Aid

Nearly 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.

  • Percent of Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Receiving Financial Aid:  95%

Faculty

  • Total:  195
  • Full-Time Faculty self-identifying as Women:  68  (34.9%)
  • Full-Time Faculty iself-identifying as Men:  43  (22.1%)
  • Faculty holding the highest degree in their field:  132  (67.7%
  • Tenured Faculty:  72